It’s new years eve 2011, and tonight, when the clock strikes
I plan on bringing in 2012 with some of these…
Fireworks by the Yarra River in Melbourne
A few glasses of bubbles
And perhaps working on a new years resolution or two - what about you?
I came across some new years celebration traditions on squidoo.com and thought I’d share some:
In Brazil they dress in white for a year of good luck.
In Denmark, people throw old dishes at their friends and families doors. The more broken dishes at a doorway represented the owners amount of popularity.
In Mexico, they wear red underwear for finding love, or yellow underwear for prosperity.
In Ecuador, people walk around the block with their suitcase if they want to go on the journey of their dreams, and wear yellow underwear for a year of good luck.
In Russia, people are silent and making their secret wishes for the year during the first 12 seconds of each New Year as they listen to the Kremlin clock bell ring 12 times.
In Singapore, people write their wishes for the coming year on a piece of paper. They are all gathered to be put in lighted 'Wishing Spheres' to float on Marina Bay.
In Spain, people wear new red underwear for a year of good luck.
In Wales, people exchange gifts and money.
And in Australia we kiss everyone within arm length and wish them a Happy New Year!
How do you plan on bringing in 2012?