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Xavery On July 19, 2013
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Big City, Canada
#1New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 03:59:10
I remember a couple about a decade ago when people would bang pots and pans to welcome the new year in.

This year I heard no pots and pans banging. I heard no one yelling "Happy New Year" from their doorways.

Is this tradition a thing of the past?

BTW --- In my neighbourhood, the people are just not the type of people who go out and bang pots and pans. It is no great loss. I suppose it is not only me who is distancing myself from my neighbours.
deal1 On May 06, 2011
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#2New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 04:03:46
I was making all kinds of noise and smoke with my fire works...expensive but fun!
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#3New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 10:33:03
Where I come from folks would fire their guns in the air at the stroke of midnight.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:43:57
Yeah we do that in my neighbourhood. It was traditionally done to scare off the evil spirits and ensure a more positive new year. That and it's fun
x_Laura_x On July 04, 2018
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Nowhere, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:47:55
I've never heard anyone do that
kaydoh On December 19, 2011




nottingham, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:51:58
It was quite round here this new year, with the exception of a few fireworks at midnight I never heard a peep.
Tanglewire On March 31, 2013




Huddersfield, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:52:20
In Britain in the new year, we get drunk, dance around, sing badly and let off fireworks. Pretty much the same as we do during any notable occasion.
I like the banging pots and pans idea, maybe it could catch on over here!
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:55:00
@Tanglewire Said

In Britain in the new year, we get drunk, dance around, sing badly and let off fireworks. Pretty much the same as we do during any notable occasion.
I like the banging pots and pans idea, maybe it could catch on over here!



I thought it was originally a British thing? We've been doing it for as long as I can remember.
Tanglewire On March 31, 2013




Huddersfield, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:55:56
@sister_of_mercy Said

I thought it was originally a British thing? We've been doing it for as long as I can remember.


Really? I've never heard of it! Is it regional?
kaydoh On December 19, 2011




nottingham, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 12:56:19
@Tanglewire Said

Really? I've never heard of it! Is it regional?



I haven't heard of that either!
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 13:00:55
@Tanglewire Said

Really? I've never heard of it! Is it regional?



Possibly. I thought everyone did it, my neighbourhood is just odd then
Tanglewire On March 31, 2013




Huddersfield, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 13:02:51
@sister_of_mercy Said

Possibly. I thought everyone did it, my neighbourhood is just odd then


You West Country folk must be a bit more superstitious than us Northerners!
Xavery On July 19, 2013
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Big City, Canada
#13New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 20:09:48
I think pots and pans have been replaced with fireworks. This is what seems to have happened in my village.

It is interesting that some people have never heard of this tradition.
Silver_Lining On April 17, 2019
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STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Jan 02, 2011 @ 20:14:33
I've never heard of that.
JaneBorn2Fly On January 02, 2013




Des Moines, Iowa
#15New Post! Jan 02, 2013 @ 04:37:19
In Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, everyone in the neighborhood would come outside at midnight to bang on pots and pans yelling "Happy New Year!" My friends in Pittsburgh say th
at they still do it.
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