New Year’s traditions in Tbilisi

New Year’s traditions in Tbilisi

In Georgia, Europe and Asia have merged into a culture that is strangely not European nor Asian, but distinctly its own: Georgian. The mix of influences from the two continents has resulted in unique local traditions, cuisine, customs, and more that are unlike what you’ll find anywhere else — including...

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Ice baths, fish scales, and other quirky Polish New Year’s traditions

Ice baths, fish scales, and other quirky Polish New Year’s traditions

New Year’s traditions in Poland are packed with superstition, all with the goal of making the coming year more prosperous than the last. Unfortunately, over time, many of the country’s older folk customs have faded into oblivion and aren’t as commonly celebrated as they once were — but that doesn’t mean...

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New Year’s Eve traditions and superstitions in Venice

New Year’s Eve traditions and superstitions in Venice

How to have the Best. Year. Ever.: a short, half-serious look at local Venetian New Year’s Eve traditions and superstitions. Yes, it’s part of us. Being Italian means being superstitious, and New Year’s Eve is one of the best occasions to practice and prove this national trait. Want to ring in the new...

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