World's Strangest New Year Traditions

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From swinging fireballs to gobbling grapes, here are the wackiest ways of welcoming the New Year around the world.

Denmark

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Danes ring in the New Year by hurling old plates and glasses...against the doors of friends' and relatives' houses. They also stand on chairs and then jump off them together at midnight. Leaping into January is supposed to banish bad spirits and bring good luck.

World's Strangest New Year Traditions

Denmark

Danes ring in the New Year by hurling old plates and glasses...against the doors of friends' and relatives' houses. They also stand on chairs and then jump off them together at midnight. Leaping into January is supposed to banish bad spirits and bring good luck.

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