The 10 Weirdest New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around the World

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Our New Year’s Eve celebrations are usually timid affairs, with little more than overpriced fireworks and flowing champagne to keep us happy. Compared with some other countries in the world, in fact, they’re downright lame.

The following countries on this list all have rather peculiar ways of welcoming in the New Year, from fist fights through to dancing bears and “communicating” with animals.

Check out the 10 weirdest New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world in the gallery below: