30 Ways New Year's Is Celebrated Around The World
New Year's Eve divides opinion. To some, it is a chance for a great night out, filled with amazing fireworks, great company and copious bottles of champagne. For others, it offers up the same letdowns each year: Being turned away from clubs, realizing you'll have no one to kiss come 12, and perhaps the most common of all, making a drunken fool of yourself.
However, while most of us wind up doing the same things, around the world NYE celebrations vary wildly and involve unique and exciting traditions. Here we take a look at a few ways the world celebrates.
1. The Philippines
New Year’s in the Philippines is centered around a special symbol involving food, coins, and polka dots!
This culminates in a unique orb shape that symbolizes money. For these reasons, many Philipinos will sport this symbol on the night. Doing so is thought to spawn financial fortune for the year ahead.