The holiday season is often full of traditions. From cultural to familial, watching a ball drop to your grandma’s cookie recipe, we all find ourselves falling into the comforts of tradition. For instance, many of us will end up making a New Year’s resolution by the 31st, which we may (or may not) remember come June.
Best of all, underwear plays a part in multiple New Year’s traditions celebrated around the world. In countries from Brazil to Spain, and Italy to China, the underwear you have on during New Year’s Eve may just determine your fate in the new year. Traditions involving underwear include wearing a specific color, the actual way you wear them, how you receive them and more. So if you want to find love with an Argentinian or increase your chances of having a child in Puerto Rico, be mindful of your underwear this New Year’s Eve.
For example, most countries around the world consider black underwear to bring misfortune to you in the new year, so toss aside your black undies in favor of another color if you want to have a great year ahead of you! If you’re from Spain you will be wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve. This tradition dates back several hundred years where it was seen as a symbol of life. It is also common to eat a grape with every chime of the bell at midnight for a year of prosperity. We all get by with a little help from our friends. In Bolivia, Bolivians looking to keep friendships going strong wear pink underwear on NYE. To double their luck, they also wear the underwear backwards! Watch our video below on New Year’s Eve underwear traditions and Enjoy your New Year’s celebration:
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