What are you doing for New Year? Talking to goats and banging pots and pans? No, OK
Whatever you've got planned this New Year, it can't be as weird and wonderful as these foodie rituals.
Ireland: bang bread on doors and walls to banish evil spirits
Just don't answer the door or you might get walloped with a loaf – not the best start to the year!
Spain: eat a grape with each strike of the bell at midnight
We haven't tried to fit 12 grapes in our mouths since school. Conversation killer and possible choking hazard.
USA: drop strange foodstuffs off buildings
There's the pickle drop in North Carolina, where a replica of a giant pickle is lowered down a flagpole and the sardine drop in Maine, where an 8ft plastic sardine (often sporting LED lights) is lowered. Locals then line up to kiss it for luck – let's see your best fish pout.
USA: eat LOADS of beans
Some even advocate eating 365 beans (one for each day of the year). Perhaps not the most sociable tradition.
Russia: write a wish on paper, burn it and drink the ash before midnight
Not the tastiest of drinks, but it depends how much you want that wish to come true.
Austria: eat pork, marzipan pigs and piggie-shaped biscuits
The pig is a symbol of progress because of the way they push their snouts forward when rooting for food. For similar reasons the lobster is definitely not for New Year's Eve: it moves backwards and no one wants to do that in life.
China and Japan: chow down bowls of super-long noodles for a super-long life
The noodles can't be cut so prepare yourself for some serious slurping.
Romania: head out to the fields in case your livestock is talking
If they're not, it's considered lucky btw. If they are, well, you're in trouble anyway.
Denmark: throw your dinner plates at friends' doors
So if you come home to a pile of broken dishes, it's a cause for celebration and not a vindictive attack.
New Zealand: make some NOISE!
By banging on pots, pans and any other kitchen utensil you can lay your hands on ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!