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Best New Year's Eve Traditions

Every country has its own traditions to make the New Year better. While some share a midnight kiss, others are busy eating their 12 grapes and making wishes. I'm going to tell you about my favorite traditions and why we do them. Most are Mexican traditions, but we also have some American ones.

Colored Underwear

If you want more luck in your love life, ring in the new year wearing red underwear; for happiness and prosperity, you wear yellow; for wealth and well-being, you wear green; and for peace and hope, you wear white.

12 Grapes

Before midnight, you take 12 grapes, one for each month of the year, and you make a wish for each grape.

Winter Cleaning

Reset the vibes. Think of it like Spring Cleaning, but in December. It's not just moping and doing your usual cleaning, getting rid of things you don't use, things in your pantry you'll never eat, clothes you don't wear anymore, toys the kids don't play with, gather everything and give them to charity. This way, you make room for new things to enter your life.

January 1st lunch

For years, I've had black-eyed peas, cabbage, and cornbread to bring in more money. Cabbage represents bills, and cornbread represents gold. But turns out, there are so many other things you can eat to bring some sort of luck. Round baked goods, like donuts, cookies, bunt cakes, and bagels, are believed to bring you a full cycle of good luck.


Blow a small handful of ground cinnamon into your house to bring prosperity into your home.


It's believed they scare away negative spirits.

If you're still thinking of where to ring in the New Year, El Squid Roe is hosting the best New Year's party in Cabo. Reserve your table here.


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