Baby New Year originated in Greece, putting a baby in a basket and offering it to the Gods.
The Dutch eat Donuts, foods shaped in a circle/ring represent good luck, coming full circle.
Black eyed peas. legumes, and cabbage are all good luck food.
Buddhists squirt water on everyone, couldn't find the meaning, I would imagine a cleansing.
In Spain, they eat 12 grapes, one for each month, 12 happy months.
In Mexico they dress in certain colors, yellow=work, green=money, white=good health.
In Italy they throw old possessions out the window, out with the old.