Typically, we all wish each other happiness, luck, love and money for the New Year. To make these wishes come true, each country has its own rituals that its citizens carry out on New Year's Eve.
In central Madagascar live the Merina people, who worship the dead in an unusual, and for most people - a barbaric and horrific, way. The ceremony is called Famadihana - the bones of the deceased are dug up and venerated.
Whether purifying the karma between husband and wife, brothers, sisters, etc, the ritual must be done between 2 individuals. There cannot be a 3rd loved one in it because this will cause a karmic overflow of negative energy in the cosmic agreement.
For nearly 5 centuries, West India and Pakistan have had a ritual where they throw 1-year-old babies off from a 50 ft minaret. This rite is done to bring luck.
Your luck is guaranteed if you hug and kiss those you truly love right at midnight. However, it's best to say cheers from a distance to those you don't like.
You can call forth a ghost through meditation. This is one of the many ways of communicating with the afterlife. To summon a ghost through meditation, you need to have had a strong connection with that person while they were still alive.
Denmark - The Danes literally jump into the New Year. At midnight, they all stand on chairs and when the moment comes at last, they all jump together into the new year.
Using a plain old house spider, you can make predictions about whether your wishes will come true. All that's required is to find a spider web somewhere in your home. You can also divine using a spider that has spun its web somewhere outside.
For centuries, apples have been a symbol of the goddess of love for many peoples. That is why the apple gives the most accurate answer to the question of whether a person loves you or does not have strong feelings toward you.
If the egg white forms into an angel, this predicts happiness and peace. A watermelon shape is a guarantee of happiness in the family, while the butterfly is a symbol of well-being.