Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NYE Traditions

In my family we have quiet a few, some are silly and others are not so much but I always do them and somehow things always work out just fine... haha!!! In the US there are not that many traditions or superstitions that happen on New Year's Eve so I'll go over a few that I know from other countries for your adoption and enjoyment.


In Brazil people take advantage of the summer weather and go out and hold outdoor parties all over the country. They dress in white and make an offering to the goddess of water and priestess of the New Year, Yemanja.


In Madrid, Spain {similar and in NY} people bundle up and go the square called La Puerta del Sol and ring the New Year. Following that they eat 12 grapes for good luck for the 12 months or the year and make wishes for each one of them.


Many Latin American countries have the superstition of wearing colored underwear to bring the luck on certain areas of their lives. Yellow symbolizes money, pink is for friendship and red is used for luck in love... all pieces have to be the same color and completely solid without decorations in other colors.


Many European countries like England practice the first-footing tradition in which the first guest to your house must be a man and he should enter using the right foot. Also, this person should bring a good luck gift like money, bread or wine. 


As I said, some are crazy and others are just fun. Now tell me my dear friends, do you have any traditions or superstitions?

Have a nice day and hope you're getting ready for Saturday!

30 comments:

  1. these are such interesting new year's facts! its so cool how traditions varying from country to country!

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  2. Nope. No traditions or superstitions. That image of Spain looks beautiful. xo

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  3. this is great! I want to be in Brazil for NY! Also I'm from England and I have never heard of that tradition...maybe I'm a little behind on the times

    Dinx @ Lovely in Random xoxo

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  4. I love traditions!! We do the first footing tradition here in Scotland, it is also good luck to have someone who is dark haired be the first to step over your threshold as well!! We also celebrate Hogmany as well. I hope you have a wonderful time and your Christmas was great too!! xx

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  5. beautiful pictures!! im excited for NYE! :)
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  6. I like to spend the night with friends and make sure I get to dance and wear a really cute dress! It is so crazy that the new year is almost here.
    Much love,
    B

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  7. This is so interesting! It makes me want to do something incredible for New Year's Eve!

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  8. I had no idea about the underwear tradition lol. My family's tradition is to watch the ball drop on tv :) Although I did go once to see it in person, which was nice too!

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  9. So interesting! What I would give to spend NYE's in some of these places.

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  10. In Italy we wear something red and new such as underwear!

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  11. This was so neat! Nothing too exciting going on here this year. Just a quiet celebration. Happy New Year - hope this one brings you every good thing your heart desires!

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  12. my sister was in spain for NYE a few years back ~ i love their tradition of eating 12 grapes and making wishes for each of them = that is too cute!! hope you had a great holiday as well and happy wednesday to you!!
    xoxo, kristina

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  13. Nice Post and Blog. I love to stop and gives you comment here.

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  14. Ahhh, this makes me so excited for New Year's Eve!! We'll see if I can stay up this year...it usually doesn't happen! xoxo

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  15. great post! I am also thinking about NYE as well! :)
    xoxo

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  16. We rarely do anything for NYE...but it would be fun to join the parties one of these years!

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  17. Love this post! I usually just stay home in my pajamas ;)

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  18. i eat black eyed peas and collard greens every new year! idk if it's a southern thing or a US thing

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  19. nice list! i want to adopt the white clothing and 12 grape traditions!

    xx

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    Merry belated Christmas! I have no superstitions nor set traditions that would be unordinary :)

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  21. May have to try out the fun coloured undies this year.

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  22. this sounds soo fun! I would love the weather to be warm and to dress accordingly! Have a great NYE!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  23. LOVE IT!!

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  24. it's so interesting to read about different new year's eve traditions all over the world. my mom always buys 12 different kinds of round fruits for a prosperous year ahead. :)

    happy new year!

    <3, Mimi
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  25. these are all such awesome ways to celebrate new year! i would like to experience them all.

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  26. great post! it's very interesting!

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  27. I LOVE reading about holiday traditions! I don't think I have any NYE traditions myself though. I should make some! :P

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  28. ha, this is great! and yes, in Europe .. mainly Eastern Europe that tradition is very well known! and we practice it here, too!

    Wishing you all the best for your New Years 2012! x

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  29. Happy holiday! xoxo
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  30. so interesting! yes, we have a few superstitions and traditions in Puerto Rico (Caribbean).. some of them is the 12 grapes (as in Spain) and you HAVE to wear new clothes that night to receive the new year ;)

    happy 2012,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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