In the Philippines, it’s believed that round items bring good luck, so to welcome the New Year, people pile the table with round fruits like oranges and grapefruits. Try doing the same at your house—you can even wear polka dots for an extra dose of good fortune.
On the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, kids in Belgium make greeting cards and present them to their parents on January 1. Have your little ones gather up art supplies from around the house and draft their own custom creation.
It’s tradition in Japan to take part in waraiko, a ritual where you laugh three times—once in gratitude, once for luck, and once to keep troubles away. See if the whole family can chuckle three times in perfect unison at midnight.
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