Only one more day until we enter the new year 2022. Every turn of the year everyone in various countries celebrates the new year, because this new year celebration is a long-awaited moment to spend time gathering with family or loved ones while waiting for the turn of the year. year.
Usually during the New Year celebrations, various forms of celebration traditions are carried out differently in each country. Well, this time we will explore the unique traditions of New Year celebrations in the following countries:
In Japan, the usual tradition is ringing a large bell which is done in Buddhist temples. This ceremony is known as Joya no Kane, namely by ringing the bell 108 times to ward off evil and human sins.
At 12 p.m. on December 31, Spaniards eat 12 grapes, one every second from midnight. By doing so, Spanish people believe that the custom will help them welcome the New Year more positively and the next 12 months will bring happiness and good fortune. If a person cannot eat all 12 grapes within 12 seconds, then it is considered a bad omen.
Starting from a family who broke through the cemetery fence in order to spend the night with the family who had died on New Year’s Eve, this later became a New Year’s Eve tradition in Chilli. The government has begun to open the fences for burial places or graves so that everyone can spend New Year’s Eve with the families who have left them.
New Year’s Eve in Scotland is different from other country’s celebrations. The reason is, New Year’s Eve is actually a three-day celebration in the Scottish capital. On December 30, usually around 8,000 people will revel in holding torches creating a river of fire along the road from Parliament Square to Calton Hill.
On New Year’s Eve itself, there will be a social gathering with Scottish music and traditional dancing. This activity runs all night until January 1. When the time shows January 1, the activity changes to catch the ceiling. This activity is to enjoy the night and the end of the year holidays.
Greeks will hang onions in front of their homes at the time of the new year. This is done as a sign of rebirth in the new year. In addition, on the first day of the new year the Greeks will also break a pomegranate before entering the house as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune.
Danish people will provide unused plates in their homes on New Year’s Eve. Everyone who comes to visit the house, will break a plate by throwing it against the wall. Broken plates are allowed to pile up next to a wall or door and the higher it is, the more known the owner of the house is.