New Year’s day begins the moment the clock strikes 12, it is a very special celebration for every nation around the globe. We celebrate and welcome the New Year with the hope that it is even better than the previous one. “The New Year is an amazing time to spend with friends and family!” said Izabela Nowak. New Years is so much more than just fireworks, here are some of the most creative and culturally unique New Year's Eve traditions from around the world.

In Spain, locals will eat exactly 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight to honour a tradition that started in the late 19th century.  In the 1800s, Vine growers in the Alicante area came up with this tradition as a means of selling more grapes towards the end of the year. Today, Spanish people will eat one grape for each of the first 12 bell strikes after midnight in the hope of luck for the new year.

In Brazil,  throwing white flowers into the ocean is a tradition carried out by the locals. They do this in order to make offerings to Yemoja, a major water deity who is said to control the seas, to elicit her blessings for the year to come.

In Italy, wearing red underwear is tradition. In Italian culture, the colour red is associated with fertility, and therefore people wear it under their clothes in the hopes that it will help them conceive in the coming year.