Thursday, 17 November 2016

New Year Trends, Tendencies and Traditions



Spain

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

On the eve of New Year, Spaniards have a strange tradition to eat 12 grapes (or uvas), fall for one grain of each stroke of the clock counting down the hours until midnight. It is believed that this ritual ensures good health and prosperity for each month of the new year. In some of the bigger Spanish cities, people gather in the town square and eat together grapes while communicate to each other bottles of cava, type fizz Catalan wine with white or pink.


Finland

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

Finnish long-standing tradition is the new year to predict ... with molten tin. Tin heat and pour into a bowl of water, and the generated forms in liquid-form foretell the future of heart means wedding, the ship is traveling, and the pig is a sign of abundance of food.


Panama

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

Statues or more dolls of celebrities called muñecos - are associated with holiday traditions panamtsite. Celebrities may be actors or politicians, athletes or singers - their dolls are burned publicly in festive fire. This ritual, which strangely reminiscent of African voodoo rituals with dolls, actually a year old and considered that purified the people from evil forces for a fresh start to the new year. While seemingly be slightly sinister, this tradition actually should polaskava participants - in one of the years, for example, burned the figure of the first Olympic gold medalist of Panama, Irving Saladin.


Scotland

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

During the New Year celebrations in Scotland called Hogmanay (Hogmanay or New Morning) across the country to perform fire rituals. In these ceremonies, the most famous in the small fishing town Stounheyvan few trained people circling the city with huge fireballs that turn perfectly around. They symbolize the sun and is believed to purify of bad forces. The Scots have a ritual called "First Steps" (first-footing), which is executed immediately after midnight on January 1st - who first pass the threshold of the house, must bear gift (usually salt or whiskey) luck of the household.


Philippines

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

In the Philippines, a round shape resembling coins are considered a symbol of prosperity and wealth in the new year. Many households display the piles of round fruits, often the number of fruit is just 12. Some Filipinos use a more modern interpretation of tradition and wear clothes of points.


Belarus

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

During the Christmas holidays in Belarus, unmarried women play games to see their future - which of them will marry in the new year. In one of them in front of each woman placed a pile of corn and puts cock - to whose focus bunch cock first, this woman will marry first. In another game married woman hides objects around the house, and her unmarried friends looking for them - that your bread will marry a rich man, and find that ring, you'll find a handsome husband.


Denmark

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

Many Danes mark New Year with a strange tradition - they meet midnight on chairs, and when the time comes, they jump together "in the new year." This jump in January is considered a symbol of good luck and chase away the evil spirits.


Estonia

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

In the past few decades people in Estonia have sought to feed seven times on 31 December. With this they are thought to provide abundance in the new year, and each man ate seven meals, she has the strength of seven men. The modern interpretation of this tradition, especially in the capital Tallinn, the food in this ritual is the replacement most often with alcohol.


Central and South America

 The most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

In Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela is considered a symbol of good luck December 31 to wear special underwear. In cities like Sao Paulo and La Paz, for example, stores loaded with multicolored underwear a few days before the holidays. The most popular colors are red and yellow, as the color red is considered a symbol of love, while yellow is a sign of good financial condition.


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