One of the wonderful things about being involved with high school foreign exchange students is the opportunity to learn from them about different cultural perspectives and traditions.
Especially now, as the New Year is upon us, it's a great time to reflect not only on how American's ring in the New Year, but also learn from our students about their traditions, and take a look at how other countries are celebrating!
For example, did you know that in Spain people eat twelve grapes at midnight? And in Chile people go to graveyards to ring in the new year with their deceased relatives? Brazilians wear white and throw white flowers into the ocean! If you are hosting a SHARE! student from one of the countries listed below, you may already know about some of these unique European traditions as well.
If the above graphic has sparked your interest, you can check out the full infographic here to read more about other interesting worldwide traditions. Maybe there's something new you'd want to incorporate into your New Year's Eve Celebration!