Thursday, December 28, 2006

Weird Ways Of Celebrating The New Year

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New Year’s Eve is celebrated all over the world, but some of the celebrations are one-of-a-kind. For instance, they ring in the New Year in New York by dropping a giant ball of lights but in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, they drop a 7-foot-long piece of bologna instead. Folks in Finland throw pieces of melted tin into a bucket of cold water and believe the shape and texture of the tin when it solidifies will determine your fate for the next 12 months. Germans in Berlin gather at the Brandenburg Gate for doughnuts. Although most of the pastries have jelly, one is filled with mustard and the person who bites it will supposedly have good luck in the coming year. Finally, Dec. 31 will be a hot time in Stonehaven, Scotland, because the local custom is to swing fireballs up and down the main drag.

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