We have many superstitions in Brazil to say good-bye to the old year and welcome the new one. Now that 2016 is almost over, why not try a few of them for a lucky New Year? I definitely think it is worth trying!
Set your goals: On the 31st of December write down a list of goals and add everything you want to accomplish in the coming year. Once you finish it, read it loud and keep it somewhere visible; it can be on your fridge’s door, inside of your wardrobe, in your bathroom or near your computer. Put it somewhere with regular access and look at it everyday, it will help you achieving your goals.
Choose the colors you wear on the New Year’s Eve: I have always heard that we should wear all white on New Year’s Eve but there are also many other colors which I wear to welcome the New Year, here is list with their meaning:
Red: Passion, energy and courage
Green: Faith, hope, health and power
Orange: Energy and sensuality
Yellow: Wealth, wisdom and self-confidence
Blue: Peace, safety and goodness
Pink: Love, love, love!
I can’t forget white, which means PEACE!
Eat pork: In many cultures pork brings prosperity and therefore eating it on the New Year’s Eve is a very good idea.
Eat lentils: According to Italians, eating lentils on the last day of the year will guarantee prosperity in the next one. I cook enough of them to also eat them on the 1st day of the new year.
Eat 12 grapes: At 00:00 h, make sure to eat 12 grapes (representing the 12 months of the new year) while making a wish for every month/grape that you have.
Start the New Year with the right foot: Make sure to have only your right foot on the floor when you are counting down the final seconds of 2016.
Do you have any tradition or superstition to share with me? I would love to learn about them!
Happy New Year!