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Happy New Year from the Edelsbacher Gang!
Some fun New Years traditions:
In England they open the backdoor at midnight to let the old year out and ask the first dark haired man to come through the front door. This should bring luck (I believe that depends on the man coming through the door:)
In Austria and Germany lead-pouring is a tradition where lead is melted on a spoon over a candle and poured into water. The results show your events and adventures for the coming year.
In Italy both men and women traditionally wear red underwear at new years eve and a romantic evening ensures happy relations for the coming year (what a great excuse:)
In the Czech Republic they eat lentils or soup with small peas - no meat or fish because they believe that otherwise luck could run, fly or swim away.
Russians decorate a tree and exchange gifts on the 31st of December and they kept the tradition to drink champagne on the 14th of January again.
In Spain they eat one grape at each stroke of midnight. Each grape represents a month of the coming year, if a grape is sweet so is the month. If a grape is sour, well, it will not be sweet.
In Denmark friends throw old dishes at your door for good luck. The more broken dishes you find in the morning the better the year will be. Here in the States we would call that vandalism:)
Happy New Year everybody!