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There are a lot of traditions associated with the arrival of the New Year. In some Countries, for example Scotland, it is one of the biggest holidays of the year. HOGMANAY is also known as "First Footing" and the celebration can last for many days. In the larger Cities it is a huge festival.
Before coming to the USA the tradition of Midnight for me was always to link arms with everyone and sing "Auld Lang Syne.". I have had to adapt to singing that on my own as I have yet to find a group of people who do the same.
This year we were invited to a party that celebrates the first minute of the New Year by making an awful lot of noise by "Banging Pans".
As midnight approached all of the children scurried around to get a pan or a pan lid and something to bang on it, a noise maker to add to the "Symphony" and then they started making some serious noise. The volume level lifted at midnight and then they headed outside to "bang in the New Year" for the neighbors. It was a nice mild night.
Yes, all the pans were a little dinged up, but the Children had a great time. The neighbors did not seems to mind either.
Here are some other interesting New Year Celebrations.
Spaniards rush to devour 12 grapes at the start of the new year,eating one with each chime of the clock.
Peruvians swallow the grapes whole while sitting underneath a table. They also wear yellow underwear.
Brazilians from Rio de Janeiro gather at beaches and plunge into the ocean at midnight bearing offerings of flowers, candles, candies, cigars and sugarcane alcohol to the ocean goddess Iemanja.
In the Fort de Chartres, Illinois, residents put on cornhusk costumes and go door-to-door to sing old French tunes.This is an an old French tradition.
Norwegians eat a traditional lutefisk meal: mashed green peas, bacon, mustard, boiled potatoes and lutefisk. Lukefisk is a a dried cod fish made with caustic soda.
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