Rituals from Around The World to Go Wild To!
Nothing is more fascinating than the turn of the year. And the world makes sure that it is brought in with the utmost gusto. With people going wild everywhere, we’ll show you how most places celebrate it.
Partying Through The Night
Party capitals of the world - Sydney, London and Las Vegas bring in the New Year by dancing and drinking like the world’s going to end. Festivities in Sydney are focused around a glittering Darling Harbour and the majestic Harbour Bridge, while Sin City so much as closes it’s traffic routes for people to take the celebrations to the streets. London lights up near the London Eye and fireworks are set ablaze over river Thames.
While the fireworks and party is the ultimate way to ring in the new year, a lot of places follow certain rituals that hope to provide prosperity and good luck in the new year.
Rio de Janeiro
Brazilians believe in gathering on the golden beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon to worship the Goddess of the Sea, Iemanjá. They also wear all-white clothes and jump over seven waves, representing seven days of the week and throw flowers in the sea.
Beautifully peaceful church bells start ringing at the stroke of midnight followed by fireworks. Wine, food and DJs almost makes Zurich resemble a music festival.
People of Chile believe that eating a spoonful of lentils and keeping money in your shoe will bring you good luck and prosperity. The daring ones even celebrate the New Years with their deceased loved ones at the graveyard.
The Danes perhaps have the most innovative way of celebrating New Years. They smash plates on their friends and neighbours houses and leap off of high chairs just as the clock strikes twelve.
Dutch people take “bring it in with a bang” quite literally. Even though the practise is prohibited, teenagers collectively explode milk cans on the street to celebrate the turning of the year.
As people of the twenty first century we can have the best of all worlds. Celebrating with a mix of these foreign cultures and partying the night away like there’s no tomorrow. The New Years’ after all, are the best bet when it comes to a new revolution even in life! But for those who just want some music, dance and loads of fun the ultimate world party destinations to be at are:
The fodder of Hollywood romantic movies is the iconic drop of the six-foot ball on Times Square. Watch the ball drop live at the most security heavy street party in the world.
The 1.2 mile stretch between the Victory Column and Brandenburg Gate is the place to celebrate New Year's Eve in Germany. Live bands and fireworks highlight this notorious outdoor party.
Wherever you are, whatever you do, go wild with Smirnoff this New Year and remember to party intelligently!
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