10 World’s Strangest New Year’s Traditions


7. Rock star behavior

If you find yourself in the town of Hillbrow in Johannesburg on New Year’s Eve, then you’ll probably want to plan some indoor activities. Hillbrow residents celebrate the holiday by throwing old appliances such as TVs, cookers, fridges and washing machines from their windows. In recent years, the South African police have taken to patrolling the streets on New Year’s Eve to discourage the activity due to several people having been injured on previous occasions.