Watch: The traditional, weird and wet ways Europeans mark New Year’s Day


Europe tends to be chilly in January — in some locations even freezing. So it is maybe shocking that so many New Yr’s Day traditions contain plunging into icy water — from Rome’s Tiber river to Berlin’s Oranke Lake; the Netherlands’ North Sea to Eire’s Atlantic Ocean.

Again on dry land, different conventional celebrations embrace the Pope’s New Yr Mass on the Vatican and London’s New Yr’s Day parade.

Check out our collection of a few of the high New Yr’s Day celebrations from throughout the area by clicking on the participant above.


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