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Quiz: Are these New Year traditions real or fake?

You might be surprised. Maybe you won’t be.
Dec 29th 2020, 10:00 PM 36,172 28

CAN WE ALL say a collective good riddance to 2020?

You might want to give it the boot with some style – perhaps a New Year tradition from another country?

You just have to figure out which ones are real…

No one gets out of bed on New Year's Day in the United Kingdom. They just sit there and scream, non-stop, from sunrise to sunset. It's awful.
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Children in Greece can expect to be rudely awoken on New Year's Day by a family member tapping them on the head with an onion.
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In Ukraine during the weekend closest to the New Year, you'll be expected to check in on your neighbour to make sure they have the kitchen basics - oil, eggs, salt, flour, etc - in a tradition dating back to Soviet times when these items were scarce come January.
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A quiet night in on New Year's Eve in Denmark could be disturbed by friends and family throwing plates and other crockery at your home.
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You can't have a quiet night in on New Year's Eve in Japan as entire towns take part in これは偽物です or Lying Down Parties. You head down to the city centre with a few drinks, some food, and your loudest pots and pans, lie down, and just bash the pots and pans off the ground until morning.
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Prepare to get a spook in Algeria on New Year's Day, when local children hide in bushes and jump out to scare passersby.
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Here in Ireland, we bang bread off the wall in an attempt to ward off evil spirits. Take that, evil spirits! They hate it when we bang bread off the wall.
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In Chile, it's popular to eat lentils on New Year's Eve for good luck.
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Similarly in Italy, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is considered good luck.
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If you find yourself in Seychelles on New Year's Day, you should pop a coin in your mouth when you're heading out. Everyone is expected to do this - and if you're approached by someone who doesn't have a coin, you have to spit your own coin out into their hand.
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