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New Year’s Eve in Belarus sees unique and lively traditions to predict what’s in store for young ladies in the new year. In order to determine which single lady will get married next, women line up with piles of corn in front of them and then a rooster is let loose. Whoever’s pile he picks is the next to get hitched. Ladies also play another game where a married woman hides a ring and a piece of bread around the house. The woman who finds the ring first is predicted to marry a handsome man, while the lucky lady who finds the bread will marry a rich man.