BrainPOP

New Year's

Five... Four... Three... Two... One! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby wish you a Happy New Year as they take you on a tour of some New Year’s customs around the globe. You’ll learn why not everyone celebrates New Year’s at the same time, and what most New Year’s celebrations have in common. Discover which culture burns a doll stuffed with things representing the new year; which culture eats twelve grapes at midnight; and which culture celebrates the new year for fifteen days! You’ll also learn what country to visit if you want to celebrate with donuts...and what country to avoid if you want to steer clear of burning tar barrels. Happy New Year!

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