10 World’s Strangest New Year’s Traditions


For most of us, New Year’s Eve consists of drinking, dancing and hugging strangers before staggering back home to start the New Year with a raging hangover. Other parts of the world are slightly more sophisticated when it comes to welcoming the coming year, whereas others use the night to indulge in seriously odd behavior. Check out 10 of the strangest traditions performed on New Year’s Eve.

1. Plate throwing

Waking up to broken crockery on your doorstep may sound alarming, but in Denmark it’s a sign that someone loves you. Danish people save up old plates throughout the year and then go out and fling them at friends and neighbour’s front doors on New Year’s Eve. A large number of plates signify that the household has a wide circle of friends.