Belgium: Farmers wish their cows a Happy New Year. Family have parties where everyone kisses and exchanges fortune greetings and toasts to welcome the New Year.
Denmark: Save old dishes and throw them on a friend’s doorstep. The one with more dishes has the most friends. Some Danish leap chairs at midnight.
Ecuador: Burn paper-filled scarecrows and photographs from the last year in the name of good fortune.
Estonia: Eat seven times to ensure abundance in the New Year.
Japan: Have forget-the-year parties and ring all the bells 108 times in alignment with the Buddhist belief that this brings cleanliness.
Romania: Throw spare coins into the river for good luck.