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30 Ways New Year's Is Celebrated Around The World

Interest December 4, 2018 By Hugo

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.

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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

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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.

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