New Year's Eve Around The World

Answer these questions on New Year's Eve traditions/facts around the world.
Happy New Year to all!
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Last updated: December 31, 2019
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What begins to drop in Times Square, NYC at 11:59PM on New Year's Eve?
The ball
In London, fireworks erupt from and around which circular structure at midnight?
The London Eye
And what is the focal point of the pyrotechnics and lighting displays in Sydney?
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Spanish/Latin American tradition holds that eating twelve of which fruit at midnight on December 31 will bring good luck in the New Year?
Grapes
In Japan, Buddhist temples do what 108 times to welcome the New Year?
Ring their bells
The Finnish tradition of molybdomancy tells the fortunes of the New Year by melting and quickly cooling which metal before analysing it?
Lead/Tin
The Thai New Year, which falls on the 13th/14th of April is called what?
Songkran
In Germany, marzipan in the shape of what animal is given and eaten for good luck?
Pigs
In Turkey, which locally born saint is associated with New Year's Eve?
Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus
The final of the Spengler Cup tournament is traditionally held on New Year's Eve in Switzerland. Which sport does it relate to?
Ice Hockey
Chinese New Year will be celebrated on January 25th in 2020. It will bring in the year of which animal?
The rat
In Italy, which colour underwear is traditionally worn on New Year's Eve?
Red
Some people in countries such as Russia and Serbia celebrate New Year on January the 13th according to which calendar that preceded the Gregorian?
Julian calendar
In Saudi Arabia where are public festivities celebrating the Gregorian New Year held?
Nowhere, they are banned
Name the first three countries to enter the year 2020
Kiribati
Samoa
Tonga
What is "Happy New Year!" in French?
Bonne année!
And in Spanish?
¡Feliz año (nuevo)!
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