What do you do at the end of each year to usher in the next?
What do you do at the end of each year to usher in the next? Victor/CC BY 2.0

The New Year is almost here, bringing with it a wide variety of global traditions. In general, this is a time of renewal, reflection, and remembrance, but the changing of the year can also be celebrated quite differently depending on where you live. We want to hear about what you do (or avoid doing) in your area to ring in the new year.

In many parts of the world, it’s traditional to stay up late and count down the turning of the year, perhaps sealing the moment with champagne and a kiss. But then what? Some people make a wish, while others decide on their resolutions. In Spain, it’s tradition to stuff your mouth with grapes. In Scotland, you might celebrate Hogmanay by swinging fire in the streets. And in the Bahamas, you could be planning to break out your best technicolor costume for the annual Junkanoo parade.

Fill out the form below to tell us about your own New Year’s tradition, how you came to practice it, and what it means to you. We’ll share some of our favorite submissions in an upcoming article. Let us know exactly how you wish for a happy new year!