New Year’s Traditions From Around The World!

Can you believe the 2016 is almost here? With only a couple more days until the start of the new year, it is the perfect time to start solidifying your plans. If you are looking for a unique way to ring in the new year, consider these new year’s traditions from around the world!

Scotland – the birthplace of Hogmanay, the new year’s celebration in Scotland is an all-night street party. After midnight on new year’s eve, neighbors visit each others houses and give new year’s wishes. It is thought to be exceptionally lucky if a tall, dark, handsome man is the first one to walk into your house when the clock strikes midnight.

Spain – the Spanish eat 12 grapes on new year’s eve at midnight, which helps to secure twelve happy months for the coming year.

Greece – the Festival of St. Basil also falls on new year’s day in Greece. A traditional food is served during the festival known as Vassilopitta, or St. Basil’s cake. A gold or silver coin is baked into the cake, and whoever finds the coin in their piece of cake is considered to be especially lucky.

I, Judy Qualls, would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe new year’s celebration in Irvine, California!