New Year's Eve Around the World:
In South Africa: partygoers throw refrigerators, beds and trash cans out of tall buildings before launching fireworks at neighboring buildings.
In Scotland: partygoers partake in a tradition called "fireball swinging," where they create big balls out of chicken wire, tar, paper and other flammable materials, set them on fire and and then walk through pedestrian-jammed streets swinging them on ropes.
In Venezuela: partygoers wear yellow underwear for good luck
In France: partygoers celebrate New Year's Eve with a feast called "Le Reveillon de Saint-Sylvestre". They drink champagne and eat foie gras.
In Ecuador: partygoers use wood, newspapers and rags to make human figures. They stuff them with fireworks and set them on fire. Most of the human figures are modeled after local politicians.
In Spain: partygoers will eat 12 grapes when the clock strikes midnight.
In Greece: partygoers hide a gold coin inside a St. Basil's Cake. Whoever finds the coin receives good luck in the coming year.
In Turkey: partygoers dine on a traditional New Year's Day turkey.