Yellow underpants, clinking pots, changing names: 16 quirky new year traditions from around the world
New year is a truly international holiday, because it is celebrated in almost all countries of the world. But each nation has its own traditions of celebration. And if for some they are familiar and understandable, then others are puzzled. We have collected 16 quirky new year customs from different parts of the world.
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In one of his fairy tales, the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin wrote: “a Cloud in the sky goes, a barrel on the sea floats…”. And it seems that traveling by water in such an unusual way can only be a figment of the imagination of the light of Russian literature. And it is unlikely that Pushkin himself or his contemporaries could assume that in two centuries one brave Frenchman will be able to cross the Atlantic ocean in a barrel in almost six months.
In fairness, it should be clarified that attempts to cross the Atlantic on something that is not quite adapted to such a difficult journey, were previously. Continue reading