The oddest New Year traditions from around the world
Norway: In Norway and Denmark, they prepare a Nordic dessert called kransekage.
Bahamas: In the Bahamas, they celebrate on the streets by joining the annual New Year's Day Junkanoo parade.
Austria: A gift of marzipan or chocolate pigs is seen as lucky in Austria.
Iceland: According to Icelandic folklore, New Year's Eve is a time when the dead rise from their graves.
Italy: Italians believe that wearing red underwear on the night of New Year's.
Philippines: Anything in circles is considered sacred in the Philippines.
China: Around the new year, Chinese householders paint their front doors red.
Peru: If you're in Peru, try and catch the Takanakuy Festival.
Brazil: Brazilians celebrate their new year by throwing white flowers into the ocean.
Spain To secure a happy new year, inhabitants of this southern European nation.