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Young ladies looking the New Year's Eve fireworks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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12 New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

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New Year’s Eve is a big deal all around the world. Families and friends come together to party, count down to the new year, and maybe even get that lucky kiss at midnight. But some cultures have their own unique traditions ranging from the spiritual to the fun to the bizarre (looking at you, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands!). Some are straight-up dangerous and others you might love enough to adopt as part of your own celebrations.

Eating 12 Grapes

Madrid, Spain-December 8, 2014: New-Year's tree and "House of the Post Office" on square "Puerta del Sol" in Madrid
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Make a Wish on Your Suitcase

Man pulls yellow suitcase on the road
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