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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year Blog Hop

Happy New Year! Welcome to the New Year Blog Hop. How do you celebrate the new year? In the South where I live, we eat black eyed peas and collard greens for good luck, but other people have different traditions. Here's a sampling of some traditions in other countries.

In Italy (and in New York) people take the plunge into icy cold water.

In Columbia, 'old year dolls' are burned at the end of New Year's festivities in order to get rid of any bad things from the old year.

In Spain people eat 12 grapes as midnight strikes on New Year's Eve. If you eat one grape and make a    wish each time the clock chimes you'll have good luck in the new year.

In Stonehaven, Scotland, people parade through the streets carrying baskets of fire which they throw into the sea at the end of the celebration procession.

In Japan people decorate with paper lobsters because the rounded back of the lobster resembles the rounded back of an old person, and every New Year's greetomg carries a wish for longevity.

However you celebrate, have a wonderful and happy 2015. You can watch a video about my latest book Rest Thy Head below.


I'm giving away three copies of Rest Thy Head. All you have to do is leave a comment here at the blog. Please, please leave me your email address. You can earn an extra entry if you like my Facebook author page and leave a comment here at the blog telling me you did so. Click here.


Unknown said...

I do the same thing you do for years liked your Facebook page

Gem Sivad said...

Happy New Year, Elaine!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Happy New Year! Hope it's fantastic!!

Siobhan Muir said...

Very happy New Year, Elaine. :)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Happy New Year, ladies! Hope it's the best one ever.

bn100 said...

Happy new year

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JeanMP said...

Happy New Year!
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Linda said...

Happy New Year! =) Following on FB as well
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JoAnna said...

Happy New Year! We have pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.
Like on FB.

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Unknown said...

Hi, nice to meet you and your books!

Jonson said...

Thanks for wish on this new year!!

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