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Quick Tips for New Year's Eve Traditions

Create New Traditions at your Party By Including Some from Around the World

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In the United States, it seems that our biggest tradition for welcoming the New Year is staying up until midnight and sharing a champagne toast and kiss with those we love. But in other countries they celebrate with more colorful traditions. Why not introduce one of these at your New Year's Eve party this year, and start a new tradition among your group of friends?

Spain - In Spain they mark the bonging of the midnight chimes with grapes. Each time a chime bongs, you're supposed to eat one grape. For each one you get right, you're supposed to have a month of good luck in the New Year. Learn more about the New Year celebration in Spain.

Spain - In Spain they mark the bonging of the midnight chimes with grapes. Each time a chime bongs, you're supposed to eat one grape. For each one you get right, you're supposed to have a month of good luck in the New Year. Learn more about the New Year celebration in Spain.

Italy - In Italy they say you should wear red underwear on New Year's Eve to bring in good luck. While showing your underwear isn't exactly a group activity, you could play bingo which is similar to the Italian game "tombola" which is played on New Year's Eve. Learn more about the New Year's celebration in Italy.

Reykjavik - In Reykjavik, Iceland, one of the ways they celebrate the New Year is with a large bonfire. If you have a property where you can create a bonfire, why not add one to your celebration after midnight? Learn more about the New Year's celebration in Reykjavik.

Mexico - If you're hoping to travel in the New Year, do what the Mexicans do by taking your luggage for a walk around the block on the eve. Learn more about the New Year's celebration in Mexico.

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