New Year’s Traditions From Around the World
In Italy, they throw old dishes and glasses out their windows. In Latin countries, women wear yellow underwear for good luck and red for success in love. In America, people blow noisemakers and pretend to be interested in two .500 football teams playing in the WeedWacker Cauliflower Bowl. People around the world celebrate the New Year in a variety of ways. Join me for a whirlwind world tour (and try saying that five times fast) of the different ways people in other lands “ring in the new.”
Look out!–Upper Volta postage stamp celebrates the nation’s inept air traffic controllers.
Goat Toss: In Middle Volta, which is conveniently located between Upper and Lower Volta, native Voltaic men toss a goat across a fence until one man is exhausted and can continue no longer. The winner is allowed to bed the loser’s wife for the night, and the loser must buy the…
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