New Year’s Day Traditions Around the World
New Year’s Day is celebrated around the world, and each country has its unique traditions. In Scotland, for example, people celebrate Hogmanay on the 31st of December, and it lasts until the 2nd of January. In Spain, people eat twelve grapes at midnight to bring good luck for each month of the upcoming year. In Japan, people visit shrines and temples to pray for good fortune and happiness. In the United States, the Rose Parade is held in Pasadena, California, and is watched by millions of people. Other popular traditions include making resolutions, watching fireworks, and having family gatherings. Despite the different customs, New Year’s Day is a time for reflection, renewal, and hope for the future.