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Denmark: A Country Where Broken Plates Bring Good Luck

Looking for a way to bring good luck? The Danes sure have a unique way of doing so.

During the year, people in Denmark save any broken dishes, plates, cups, or bowls until New Year’s Eve.

On the New Year, they throw the broken dishware at the homes of friends and family as a way to wish them good luck for the New Year.

A less aggressive way to wish good luck is to simply leave a pile of broken plates on the doorstep of a loved one. The tradition dates back centuries and is one of the more unique ways to ring in the New Year.

It’s a measure of popularity to find a heap of broken china on the doorstep at midnight.

According to their tradition, this brings good luck, so the more smashed plates, the more you’ll get.

Titilayo Kupoliyi

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