10 World’s Strangest New Year’s Traditions


10. Colored pants

The color of your underwear can have a huge influence on the coming year according to the people of South America. Shops in Venezuela, Brazil and Ecuador begin stocking their shelves with brightly colored pants in the run up to the New Year. Wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve is said to bring love, and yellow underwear promises money.

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Although each country has their own unique method of ringing in the New Year, every celebration symbolizes the same themes of love, luck and prosperity. New Year’s Eve is a time for forgetting the stresses of the previous year and starting afresh with a clean slate. However you decide to celebrate the holiday, be sure to spend it in the company of those you care about the most.