We are at the beginning of the end. Christmas is over, New Year is approaching. We call this the time "between the years". We are still in the old and prepare ourselves anew. In Germany we buy flares and raclettes, and we watch them on TV dinner for one, In Japan they wien the house to be able to start the new fresh and pure. In Argentina, they tear up files and documents and throw them out of the window to free themselves from contaminated sites. In Brazil, everyone wears white and jumps over seven waves by the sea to make seven wishes come true. In Spain you have to eat a bunch of grapes with every chime at midnight. Rites put an end to an end.