If you really want to have some crazy adventure and amazing fun, the New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to do so. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to travel to some of the awesome places and check them out in their festive spirit.
Everywhere is cheerful and fun for the New Year’s Eve and here are some of the suggestions of some really cool places and ways to spend this night.
This is a very far destination and it is not worth your while to go there only for a day or two. That is another reason why this is the perfect time to visit Tokyo. In Japan, they start celebrating the New Year as early as on the 29th and they keep celebrating until the 4th of January.
It is all about the holidays all those days. Restaurants and bars may be open, but the city more or less shuts down for the holidays. Also, in the midnight hour, 108 bells ring at every temple in Japan.
That is also cool because there isn’t that one hot place to be at midnight as any temple is the place to be. Also, the New Year is one of two days a year when the doors of the Imperial Palace are open to public.
It is kind of a traveler’s rite of passage to spend one New Year’s Eve in New York. The big, giant dropping ball that bursts into tons of confetti and all those people coming to celebrate this magical evening with complete strangers, all happy and friendly are reason enough to decide and go for New York this year.
Also, this is one of those things that everybody should have on their “before I die” list.
There are two reasons to go to Philippines to celebrate New Year’s Eve there. First of them is that you will be spending your New Year’s Eve on the beach and it will be like it has arrived in the summer.
That experience alone is very interesting and awesome if you haven’t done this by now. The other thing is the fact that you get to be creative with round shapes. Namely, round shapes resemble coins and it is Philippine tradition to have all sorts of round food, objects and decorations in order to evoke money in the New Year.
There are some very cool customs in Denmark when it comes to New Year’s Eve and it will be interesting to try and enjoy something different and have your New Year’s travel become a type of cultural thing as well.
Don’t be alarmed when everybody starts climbing chairs and tables right before the clock strikes midnight. People in Denmark celebrate it by jumping from them. It sounds like fun and it definitely should be tried.
Another really cool thing that they do is that they gather the dishes from the last year, and they break it all right when the clock strikes midnight. It is kind of like getting rid of all the bad stuff from the previous year and entering the new one.
Ecuador, on the other hand, takes all that finishing with the bad stuff from the previous year to a whole new level. Therefore, it is good to visit Ecuador if you want to forget all about the previous year. If you decide on that, make sure that you bring the photographs that are taken in that year.
During the New Year’s Eve, everybody is burning the photos of things that they want to leave in the previous year. Also, a big scarecrow is burnt on the public places and you get to ritually finish the old year.
However, the most extreme way to let that steam out is to participate in the Takanakuy ritual in Peru. The tradition is that everybody gathers, meet with people that they have issues with and fist fight!
Then, they start the New Year with the new relationship and let the fight end it. This is really only for the bravest.
Just like every year, it is not so much where you are but how much fun you are having and these unique places will definitely provide you with some unforgettable memories for the New Year.