31 Dec '11, 1pm

New Year's traditions from around the world

New Year's traditions from around the world

: Food, family, and friends make up traditional New Year's celebrations in the Philippines, but there is a twist. The custom on this day is to wear clothes with circular patterns like polka dots, as it is believed that circles attract money and fortune. For the same reason, many circular fruits are served on New Year's Day. Other traditions include throwing coins at the stroke of midnight to increase wealth for the coming year and jumping up high which is believed to cause a growth spurt.

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