New Year’s in Colombia is filled with superstition and there’s a host of ways people celebrate, but perhaps the most interesting is this: As the clock strikes midnight, dash out the door with your suitcase and run once around the block


At midnight on New Year’s Eve, tradition dictates you must eat 12 grapes — one at each stroke of the clock. The grapes are supposed to signify good luck for every month of the coming year

South Africa

If you’re celebrating in Johannesburg, head’s up! Locals there throw old appliances out the window or off their balconies, including fridges, televisions, microwaves and even old couches

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You can’t accuse the Danes of having boring New Year’s traditions. They save unused plates, dishes and glasses until the 31st of December and ring in the New Year by hurling them against the doors of their relatives and friends

Central and South America

What color underpants you wear on New Year’s will determine your fate for the year ahead in countries like Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil and Venezuela


In Bolivia, coins are baked into cakes and other sweets. The person who finds the coin while eating the cake gets good luck in the next year, as well as a sugar rush


In Finland, it’s tradition to predict the year by casting molten tin into a bucket of water and interpreting the shape the metal then takes when it hardens


It’s all about round shapes in the Philippines for New Years. Anything round is supposed to represent coins and symbolize prosperity