Wishing all my blog readers / social media followers a safe, happy and fun New Years Eve, may you all have nothing but the best in the new year to come.

If you are still stuck on some ideas of what to do, take a look at how New Years Eve is spent around the world with some rather unique traditions.

Panamanians create muñecos, effigies of politicians and other famous people, and set them ablaze as a way of saying these are people you really don’t want to care about in the upcoming year.

Here they hold a day long party called Hogmanay, which involves hordes of people dressing up like Vikings.

The unmarried women of Belarus participate in some games of skill to predict who will end up married within the next year. For example, one game involves piles of corn and a rooster; whichever woman the rooster approaches first is considered to be the first to marry.

One of the German New Year’s Eve Traditions that caught my eye involves lead pouring in which molten metal is poured into cold water, and whatever shape you end up with when it’s cooled down is a symbol of what’s to come for the new year.

Denmark on New Year’s Eve might be the only time you can smash your plates and not get anyone angry at you for it. But you’re not throwing the plates in your own house, you’re going to the homes of your friends and throwing plates at their doors to show how much you value them as a friend.

One Filipino tradition that I read about is to wear polka dots on New Year’s Eve, because round objects signify prosperity.

Similar to a Mardi Gras trend, in Greece they bake a coin into a cake and whichever person has the coin in their slice is considered to have a lucky new year.

These are just some of the things I found when I was looking up different ideas for my New Years Eve events, since to me watching the ball drop / fireworks gets rather boring year after year. No matter how you are spending today I hope it is an evening full of fun and great memories.