New Year Traditions

New year traditions

Tomorrow brings the birth of a new year, as well as many forms of celebration to welcome its arrival. With so many different ways to bring in 2013, this is a good opportunity to explore what some of them are.

In Austria, celebrations include the ringing of the bell of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna at midnight, broadcast over the airwaves. Bosnian children receive gifts from adults dressed as Old Man Frost. In England, people watch with anticipation as Big Ben strikes midnight. German television stations broadcast a play called Dinner for One (originally produced in 1963). In Russia, people keep silent during the last twelve seconds of the year while they make their secret wishes for the next year.

With so many diverse cultures around the world, there’s certainly no shortage of ways to celebrate the arrival of 2013. Whichever method you choose, be sure to stay safe and use a designated driver when needed.

How will you be spending your New Year’s Eve?

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  1. Anonymous

     /  January 3, 2013

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