7 New Year Traditions around the World ...


If it is customary for your New Year celebrations to be a party with friends or a family gathering, you might want to shake things up a bit and introduce some of these New Year traditions practiced around the world into your own society. Unlike Christmas, New Year is observed by most cultures, even if not all at the same time. These New Year traditions Iโ€™m presenting here are associated with January 1st rather than the Asian new years or religious-specific New Years.

1. In Ireland, They Place Mistletoe under Their Pillow

Are you single and hoping to find your knight in shining armor? You might enjoy one of the Irish New Year traditions. On 31st December, place mistletoe, ivy or holly under your pillow before going to bed. This will give you luck in finding your dream husband.

Brazilians Give Offerings to Yemenja, the Goddess of the Sea