In my house, we vacuum every stair, dust every corner, clean every inch, before New Year's to ensure a clean and organized household for the year. In Spain and some Latin American countries, when the clock strikes twelve people eat grapes, one with each ding of of a bell, twelve in all, stuffing their mouth like a chipmunk. In Ecuador, at midnight, people burn life-sized dolls filled with sawdust and cardboard to ashes in a tradition called Año viejo, symbolizing the burning away of the old year and the starting of a new one.
Check out this link to learn about some weird New Year's traditions around the world.
However you spend New Year's, here at The Volunteer Bay we wish you a Happy New Year. May your year be filled with love, peace, health, and prosperity. Let's work together on making this world a better place.