SA makes list of strange NYE customs

2013-12-28 12:12
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Johannesburg - The New Year's custom in Johannesburg of throwing furniture out of windows of tall buildings has been voted one of the strangest customs world-wide to bid farewell to the old year and ring in the new, Reuters reported on the weekend.

A Romanian custom of trying to hear animals talking, and failing to do so bringing good luck, came second followed by an Irish practice of banging bread on the wall to scare away evil spirits.

The mass kiss-in in Venice, Italy, Mexico's practice of wearing red underwear for good luck, and a three-day water fight in Thailand took the top three places in the category.

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