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  • I am European : Yes

    4 6.06%
  • I am European : No

    19 28.79%
  • I am North American : Yes

    5 7.58%
  • I am North American : No

    24 36.36%
  • I am Latin American : Yes

    0 0%
  • I am Latin American : No

    2 3.03%
  • I am Asian (non Japanese) : Yes

    7 10.61%
  • I am Asian (non Japanese) : No

    1 1.52%
  • I am Australian/New Zelander : Yes

    1 1.52%
  • I am Australian/New Zelander : No

    3 4.55%
  • I am from another part of the world : Yes

    0 0%
  • I am from another part of the world : No

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Thread: Is there "toshi-dama" (New Year gift) in your country ?

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    ...what?!... Sinspawne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedMac
    swedish - nope, we spend all our cash new years eve on fireworks and booze.. then the next day on medical bills due to using fireworks and booze together...
    Norway- Fireworks'n booze ! Fireworks'n booze !!
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    ummm in Australia we don't really hae one. It's more along the lines of flowers and alcohol. Though we tell foreigners that it's vegemite and then we tell them the myth of drop bears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinspawne
    Norway- Fireworks'n booze ! Fireworks'n booze !!
    In Denmark, it also fireworks and booze!
    This excessive combination must be a Scandinavian thing!!

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    Yeah! It's an unbeatable combination of consuming toxins and excessive use of explosives
    good times.. good times

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    gifts

    well at my place new gifts can be anything but i dont think we get money unless its chinese new year *waits for chinese new year*
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    No gifts on New Year, only at Christmas' Eve (juzt like in Germany). At last one thing in common. :P

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    Looking at the business etiquette for Hong Kong in the Economist, I found out that the Chinese also have the o-toshi-dama tradition, which they call Lai See.

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    I am in the UK. We don't give gifts. We usually have a fancy dinner with lots of wine, then fireworks and champagne on the stroke of midnight, and we all join hands and sing 'Auld Langs Syne'. An interesting tradition we do have is 'first footing'. A dark-haired person, preferably a male stranger (although my Dad does it in our family) has to walk through the house with a piece of coal and some bread, out the front door, round the outside then in the back door. I think they are supposed to bring good luck to the house, I'm not really sure!
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    In my country (Finland) we don`t give new year gifts.

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    "I am European : No"

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