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At QuoteMe.Limo we have queried our team and partners across the globe and compiled the world’s good luck traditions for the new year. We are thrilled to share a list of actions worth considering this holiday season to enhance your chances at good luck, prosperity, and other great things to come in 2021.
In some countries, such as Cuba or Bolivia, people believe good luck comes from eating exactly 12 grapes at midnight. They believe that doing so will give them good luck and good fortune for all 12 months of the year.
In the Philippines, to bring more prosperity in the new year, Filipinos scatter coins in every room when the clock ticks midnight. Eating 12 round fruits of any kind is also considered a symbol of prosperity and fortune. Apart from food and coins, another tradition is to open all doors, windows, drawers, and cabinets to bring in good fortune and let the positive vibes in.
In many Latin American countries, for those yearning to travel in the coming year, there is another custom – rolling a suitcase down the block or around the house…People take empty suitcases and run around the block as fast as they can. It’s supposed to guarantee a year filled with travel. Brazil makes it easier to choose your New Year’s Eve outfit — people wear the color white for good luck and peace.
Remember that joyful feeling of playing in the rain when you were a kid? You can capture that feeling again this New Year if you want to follow the Burmese tradition of celebrating outside with the sprinklers going. The Burmese believe this refreshing practice will wash away any bad luck and sins of the previous year.
Do you know why people blare noisemakers or blast fireworks on New Year’s Eve? The tradition of making loud noise originated from a superstition that would scare evil spirits and omens away.
Keep the Windows Open – Doors too! It is a common superstition that opening the doors and windows will let the old year out and the new year in unimpeded.
Keep the color of your underwear in mind – Certain countries, especially in Latin America, believe that the color of your underwear can bring good things to you in the next 12 months. Yellow is for luck, red is for love, and white undies are said to bring peace.
In Germany and Sweden, taste a little herring in any form. Whether you like your herring pickled or fresh, eating it in at midnight is considered good luck.
Throw water you used to clean your house out the front door at midnight… In Puerto Rico, they believe that dumping a bucket of water out the door or window drives away evil spirits.
Last but not least…kiss someone you love – it is believed that if you kiss someone you love as the clock strikes midnight, those sentiments will continue for the next 12 months.
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