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Broken plates, Denmark:

Stay away from doorways in case you plan a trip to Denmark this New Year’s eve. The Danes bring on the New Year by smashing unused China plates against their friends’ and neighbours’ doorways. According to Danish belief, the greater the number of broken plates you find in front of your doorway, the more popular you are and the luckier you would get in the new year.

10 unique and interesting New Year traditions from around the world

New Year’s Eve may be party time for the rest of us folks, but there are many out there in the world who usher in the New Year with some unique, and often strange, traditions.

Let’s take a look 10 such unique New Year rituals from around the world: