Common and Curious New Year’s Eve Traditions in Mexico

New Years Eve

Whether you plan to ring in the New Year with fireworks, a big neighborhood party or a quiet dinner with family or friends, here are a few common and curious New Year’s traditions in Mexico that you may want to try:

1) Eat 12 Grapes

As the clock strikes midnight, eat 12 grapes to welcome the new year, making a wish while eating each one. Each grape represents good luck for each month of the new year.

2) What You Wear on New Year’s Eve Matters

Wearing red underwear is suppose to bring you good luck in love, and yellow is thought to bring good fortune. Some believe that wearing black will bring bad luck.

3) Out with the Old

Cleaning your house or sweeping with a broom towards the outside is recommended to get rid of everything bad from the previous year and to attract better things in the new year. Some people take a bath on New Year’s Eve and some even wash their pets and cars.

4) Take a Walk with Your Suitcase

Plan to travel in the new year? Walking with your suitcase around your home or the block at midnight will bring you jet-setting opportunities in the new year… and the farther you walk, the farther your trip will be.

We realize that there are many other rituals and traditions. Feel free to share your favorites with us below!

No matter where you are, what you wear or how you decide to celebrate, we at Explore Nayarit want to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Updated December 2014

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