Three things for Thursday

new yearBy Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways staff wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2015.

Here are three New Year’s traditions from around the world:

In Spain people eat 12 grapes at midnight to ensure 12 months of happiness in the year ahead.

In China firecrackers route the forces of darkness.

And, in Scotland the custom of first footing is an important part of celebrating.  This practice holds that the first foot to cross a threshold after midnight will predict the next year’s fortune. Although the tradition varies, those deemed especially fortunate as “first footers” are new brides, new mothers, those who are tall and dark (and handsome?) or anyone born on January 1.



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