As we get closer to the new year, people tend to come up with different solutions to welcome a healthier lifestyle.
Not only that, many people participate in different traditions that will guarantee them a good year – some will throw a specific color of underwear while others throw plates at their friends’ doors .
Here are the top traditions around the world that might be really worth a try:
WEAR SPECIAL COLORS OF BELOW
In many countries, especially Latin America, people will wear brand new underwear with a specific color to welcome the new year.
If you wear yellow, it is said to bring good luck.
If you wear red, it brings love – and if you wear white, it brings you inner peace.
EAT 12 GRAPES
In Spain and other Spanish countries, they believe that you should eat 12 grapes at midnight.
According to Atlas Obscura: “Eating a grape every 12 midnight bells guarantees you a year of good luck – if and only if you simultaneously reflect on their meaning. If you don’t conscientiously eat them. If you run out of grapes by the time the clock stops ticking, you will face bad luck in the new year.”
Similarly, many cultures believe that it is good luck to eat something round in the New Year as it will bring prosperity.
Food will often be the centerpiece of the table during midnight dinners.
Usually, people go to a party on New Year’s Eve and will choose black because it is more elegant.
But black is the wrong color to wear – you should wear polka dots or white.
Polka dot, like round fruit, means prosperity while white means luck and peace.
WATCH A DISASTER
In the United States, most people watch to see the ball in Times Square drop at midnight. People would even fly out of the country just to see the moment unfold.
This means a countdown image for the new year.
And no, you don’t have to watch the ball fall, the other states will drop into pots of cheese, mushrooms, or gumbo!
People like to destroy things in the middle of the night.
In Latin America, setting fire to an effigy that looks like the man who made your life hell is a cleansing ritual, but breaking a plate in Denmark is a blessing.
The tradition is that you have to break the plate on the doorstep of your loved ones. The more debris you have in front of your house the next day, the luckier and more popular you are.
KISS A LOVERS
What’s the first thing most people do when the clock strikes midnight?
Besides shouting Happy New Year, they are also quick to cuddle with their partner or whoever is around them.
This is because “the first person to come into contact with a person determines the destiny of the year.”
And no, you don’t have to kiss your partner, just kiss your parents or siblings on the cheek.
In Colombia, people carry empty suitcases and run around the block as fast as they can.
It is said to guarantee a year filled with tourism and prosperity.
SUCK WATER OUT OF THE WINDOWS
In Puerto Rico, it is believed that pouring water out the window will ward off evil spirits.
They also sprinkle sugar outside their homes to invite good luck in.
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