5 New Year’s Good Luck Tricks From Around the World
Kissing at 12:00 is great. But this year, consider borrowing one of these fun good luck traditions instead.
Eat 12 Grapes in the First Minute
Bring Gifts to Your Neighbors
The First Footing is a Scottish tradition where a neighbor or friend brings gifts to your home after midnight. As the “first foot” through your door, the offering is thought to bring financial prosperity and good cheer to the household.
If you’re spending New Year’s by the beach, consider celebrating like the Brazilian Spiritists do. During their celebration, the group is known to jump seven waves for good luck. You can make a wish on each wave you jump, which might just make it your luckiest beach trip ever.
Think About What’s Underneath
Some South American countries keep their undergarments in mind when celebrating the New Year. Yup, you read that right. It’s all about what’s under your clothes that matters. Red is thought to bring love, yellow undies bring good fortune, and green brings financial luck. Keep that in mind when digging through your underwear drawer on December 31.