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Flickr Friday – New Year’s around the world

There are so many different cultures in the world, and they all celebrate their birthdays, holidays and events in different ways. So in this, the last Flickr Friday of 2012, we wanted to highlight some weird and wonderful New Year’s traditions across the globe.

Please enjoy this collection of interesting New Year’s traditions, and have an amazing 2013.

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12 grapes for 12 strikes of the clock in Spain – Image © darthrevan1116

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Burning a viking longboat during Hogmanay in Scotland – Image © chatirygirl

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Wear polka dots in the Philippines – Image © imogene

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Eat 7 times on New Year’s Day in Estonia – Image © smartptr

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Burning effigies in the streets in Ecuador – Image © Lea LSF

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New Year’s Eve kiss in Germany – Image © guyprives

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Visit a graveyard in Chile - Image © Jose M. Fernandez B.

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Ring your bell 108 times in Japan - Image © khass 2000

 

First image: Old Year Parade in Portmagee, Ireland