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Wearing Polka Dots:Philippines believe that this will bring them prosperity by associating the round dots to coins and wealth.
Talking to Spirits:Mexicans strongly believe that they can communicate with the souls of their dead loved ones. New Year eve is considered the best time to communicate with the dead spirits to convey a message or ask for guidance.
Midnight Kiss:It’s a tradition in America to share a sweet midnight kiss with your girlfriend or boyfriend or with anyone you've got with you. This, they say, will make the coming year incredibly beautiful.
Burning Scarecrows :Ecuador has a unique custom of making scarecrows and burning them at midnight. The tradition says that this destroys all the bad things that took place in the past 12 months. The scarecrow also scares bad luck. This fills their New Year with luck and happiness.
Mistletoe Under the Pillow:The single women of Ireland wait desperately for the New Year’s night because it is the night that can bring them the love of their life. They place mistletoe leaves under their pillow hoping to catch their future husband.
Balls of Fire:On the 31st of December every year, Scottish men parade through the streets holding blazing balls of fire. According the the locals, the balls of fire bring purification and sunshine.
Visiting the Cemetery:In Chile, people are welcomed in the cemetery with light classical music and dim blinking lights making the cemetery are perfect party place. They believe that their loved ones wait for them in the cemetery and they should start the new year with them.