SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 3

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 SoCultures celebrates with the world. The world celebrates and it’s interesting to see how beautiful the rituals are in different countries to ring in the New Year. In Denmark, the idea of f celebrating New Year - simply smash plates! Gifting cash c in red envelopes on New Year in China to the Japanese , celebrating New Year with their traditions of “Ōmisoka”! ! The ritual is about ringing bells 108 times in Buddhist temples. We asked people from different parts of the world their New Year celebrations plans and traditions and got some really great ideas. Don’t miss to read them m inside the magazine. Let’s welcome 2019 for more sunshine and more smiles. Ending on a happy note and with a poem by Joanna Fuchs, “I I now embrace the blur of time, Because it simply means that I’m, Too busy with pleasure, joy, delight, To mourn the passing ing days’ swift flight. So, I m wishing you fast, happy days, Pleasuring you in myriad ways, Filled with happiness and cheer, Oh Happy, Happy Bright New Year! 3 | Page