So, guessing the former. Alas, it is not appropriate to residents of the southern regions, seeing the snow once in 2-3 years, and frosts and even rarer. For the inhabitants of the middle band and northern regions it will have to be just right.
Take a dish and pour water into it. For a few hours (preferably overnight), set the bowl in the cold, underneath her scarlet paper or cloth. After the water turns into ice, evaluate the results. So, smooth ice surface will say that the coming year will take place smoothly, without shocks and abrupt changes. And if you bought the ice kind of roller coaster, it portends a rich and abundant year. Frozen wavy surface warns about troubled times, and depression - about future troubles, which have to be prepared.
In Poland, the use of another New Year's divination. Tell fortunes in Polish for the coming year is not difficult. Need to pour into a bowl of water, and then find a candle and old key with a wide eye. Melted wax is poured through the eyelet on the key water and then wax formed on its surface, to judge events of the coming year.
But, perhaps, the most common New Year's divination is questioning shadows. For it will take a few sheets of paper (newspapers can), candle, baking tray or iron. Each of those present shall crush your piece of paper, then the crumpled piece is placed on a tray and ignited. When the paper burn, ashes carefully without disturbing the structure, bring to a wall and illuminated by a candle to get a shadow. The shape of the shadow is judged that the owner has prepared a year of burnt piece of paper.
Of course, we should not too serious about divination, but in any case, it is - a good way to entertain the entire company gathered to celebrate New Year fun and worthy to hold the old. A fun that night - the key to a carefree life all coming year.