The approach of the Christmas holidays, probably the most pleasant and expected period of the Ukrainians. The eternal question – how to celebrate and where to celebrate the new year, once again excites the imagination of the population
Since childhood we know that New year is tangerine, champagne, greetings from the President, and in other countries, all the fun comes only at Christmas. But is it, asks Clutch.
Hot Brazilian New year
In Brazil, as in other countries of Central and South America, believe in New year’s eve, be sure to be in the new underwear. The color depends on your wishes: red for happy love, yellow for money and green for health.
Food plays an important role in new year’s eve in Brazil. Pork and fish will help to get a welcome boost, lentils – a symbol of health. If you are in need of financial well-being, eat seven things grapes. Don’t throw away the bones, and put it in your wallet.
Do not forget that Brazil is a hot country, and the beaches are strategically important locations to celebrate new year’s eve. In Rio, on Copacabana beach, there are millions of people and organize festivals, concerts, and under the chiming clock is ablaze with colorful fireworks.
Romantic New year in French
New year’s eve in France begins with a family dinner. On the table in the Northern cities of the country usually podayt baked homemade goose in Paris goose liver, and in Burgundy – local Turkey.
The pine tree is almost not found in the French homes, instead, demand Nativity scene.
In addition to friends, family, relatives, French happy New year… its the best barrel of wine, as this is the most important symbol of the country.
The main tradition is the Yule log. In the night of the holiday the whole family out in the street prepared since Christmas log. The father pours his brandy, set fire to children and the whole family watching burning wood for a few minutes, makes wishes. After it collects the ashes in a bag and store until next year.
No matter in which region you are, everywhere will be accompanied by noise and fireworks. And in the tradition and many kisses: kissing under the mistletoe, kissing exactly at 12, kissing after a glass of champagne.
The fairy tradition in Denmark
In Denmark is considered a good sign if at the door January 1, you will find many broken dishes. The more shards, the more friends you found in the old year.
Festive table consists of boiled potatoes and fish and a traditional cake in the shape of a cone kransekage. To one who eats the top of this cake, will be lucky in the coming year.
Saving children from evil spirits, the Danes give them a Teddy or a wooden tree. A goat made of straw at the door protects against evil forces. In the same way as other countries at midnight Denmark lit fireworks.
Noisy American New year
All used to that in America roughly mark the Christmas and New year falling by the wayside, but it’s not. America is one of the best countries to meetings of the coming year.
The main symbol of the New year in the United States can be called times square in new York. It was there that the ceremony of the lowering of the ball – Ball drop ceremony. During the ceremony, the crystal ball lowered from the tower one times Square, and with the last stroke of the clock he reaches ground level.
The same tradition is supported, and other States, but there the role of a crystal ball and perform the local attributes of the industry or history. For example, in Georgia it is a huge artificial peach in North Carolina – an acorn, and in Pennsylvania – balls ping-pong table.
In the United States believe that “black-eyed” beans bring good luck. For this reason, the table featured a variety of dishes from these beans.
The main tradition in America can be called a list of promises and goals for the coming year with the slogan “New Year – New Me”, which means “new year, New me”.
A few days before the New year the Spaniards buy lottery tickets throughout the country. According to legend, in the New year luck on their side. Some believe that if you put the ticket on the belly of a pregnant woman at midnight, be sure you can hit the jackpot.
Crazy Spanish New year
The Spaniards believe that the New year has been happy, after the bells need to start you on your way with the right foot. Some say that with the right foot you need to go with the house, others that it is better to enter, and others are encouraged to jump on the right foot the entire new year’s eve.
And for good luck in financial terms, the inhabitants of Spain bake small round cookies with a coin instead of filling.
Modern New year in Germany
Berlin house of one of the largest Christmas festivals in Europe, annually visited by millions of people. It’s called Silvester, and includes crazy parties, fireworks and the German sparkling wine Sekt.
As for tradition in Germany: fondue – the most important dish on the festive table. Melted cheese dip all fruits, vegetables and even chocolate. On the TV show old British comedies, while the Germans chew gummi bears. And after the battle chimes should definitely be done a few spins around its axis, to begin a great year.
Ted Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Week, Ted Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.