Locals eat 12 grapes starting at midnight. Spainards feel it brings good luck for each month of the new year.
In the Philippines
Get round objects in your presence. Filipinos wear polka dots, keep coins and eat round fruits to signify prosperity on this day.
The first person in the door or "first foot" after midnight should bring a symbolic gift to bring good luck.
Party goers stand and jump out of chairs together at midnight. Danes believe it eludes bad spirits from following you into the new year.
Have any global customs to add to this list? Share in the comments. These were adapted from All You Magazine.