11 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around the World


While especially popular in Turkey, countries like Brazil in South America also place faith in special underwear. Wearing red underwear underneath your clothes is suggested to bring love and luck in the New Year (in South America, yellow underwear will bring wealth).

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Residents of Colombia and other South American countries suggest that pulling your favorite suitcase around with you (empty, preferably) will bring more travel into your new year.

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