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7 new year’s ideas – a new look at Christmas traditions

The new year’s eve – the best time for experimentation. The combination of your own creativity with knowledge of the Christmas traditions of other countries will create an atmosphere of celebration. A lot of fun and positive emotions guaranteed!

New year English

Tradition: for over two centuries the British traditionally exchange greeting cards – the first Christmas card was printed in London in 1843.

The idea: to hang on the Christmas tree, Laden with toys, cards with humorous wishes. Let each guest will find the card and learns that it will be next year. Wishes can be supplemented with simple tasks: to dance, to tell a verse or to make compliments to all present.

Menu: the menu should include Turkey with chestnuts, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, meatloaf, and, of course, sweets and fruit.

New year in Italian

Tradition In Italy new year’s eve from the Windows decided to throw away old things in order to free ourselves from everything old. It is believed that thus in the house makes room for new things.

The idea: to organize a group to release old things, after arranging with the janitor, who will then agree to remove them and trying not to injure a passerby.

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On the case and a little bit about South Korea

It just so happened that this year I get some very intense trips. I didn’t write after Ty, but I had a mega cool trip to Kamchatka, for sure I’ll write about it. Well, while waiting for You South Korea my eyes.

Let’s call this trip more for business than for recreation, although we all managed perfectly to combine. Flew my wife together, in the capital, Seoul, and in principle nowhere else we were not going to get out of it.

The first thing that surprised me upon arrival, it would seem to normal Asian, this is the order. I don’t know where things are in the provinces, but Seoul, even on its outskirts, pretty damn clean. I’m in the middle of the trip got out to the Park, sopocka in the middle of a residential area, so in this Park, I’m not being a butt, I even tiny pieces of paper I saw, the feeling that there’s generally people don’t exist. And urns among other things not so much. This is of course after Ty, China and Cambodia just on another planet. I good used to very quickly and always all the papers in the pockets of Suva itself, even forgetting to reset everything in boxes.
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Traditions of the new year table is an Interesting forum

UK: Turkey under gooseberry sauce, pudding and brandy.

France: oysters, goose liver, Turkey in white wine, champagne and cheese.

Germany: Christmas eve is carp or herring, for Christmas – roast goose.

Netherlands: rabbit, venison or fowl.

Belgium: veal sausage with truffles, wild boar meat, traditional cake, wine.

Luxembourg: black pudding, apples, local sparkling wine.

Denmark: duck or goose stuffed with fruit, rice pudding, sprinkled with cinnamon.

Ireland: Turkey or ham.

Spain: roast lamb, shellfish, Turkey, suckling pig, sherry.

Portugal: dried salted cod, very sweet port wine.

Greece: Turkey in wine.

Italy: steam cod or perch with white wine.

Japan: Christmas cold snacks “on-Sich-ryori”, which consist of bringing happiness cold beans with rice, rice cakes, pickled and fresh vegetables.

Each dish on new year and Christmas are endowed in different countries, different peoples with a special meaning and value.

In France, the holiday is not a holiday, if new year’s table is not a traditional roasted Turkey.

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