New Year’s Eve is something very special for us all and we opt different ways to make the eve special and welcoming for the year that is just few hours away. It is all about happiness and merry making but there are some traditions people follow throughout the world that many of you would find to be weird and not connected to the New Year theme at all. Howsoever strange or uncanny you find these following New Year traditions but they are real and people follow them with utmost faith and consent:
The First Foot Tradition
This is a New Year tradition people follow in UK. The First Foot here goes for the first person who enters a home on a New Year’s Day, and the good or the ill fortune of the household depends upon the first footer they receive. If the first footer happens to be a tall dark handsome man, it means good fortune has knocked your door. On the other hand, if it happens to be a woman with red hair then be ready for some real misfortune. This tradition seems to be a far-fetched behavior that gives impetus to superstitious beliefs.
12 grapes can bring you good luck
In Spain, people follow a unique yet simple New Year tradition. At midnight, if a person manages to stuff 12 grapes in his mouth well, it means there is a great deal of good fortune stored for him in the coming year.
The colored undies
In South American countries, people on purpose wear colorful underwear on the New Year eve. They believe that the color of their underwear determines their fate in the New Year, as the white colored underwear signifies peace, a red one for love, gold for wealth, and likewise.
Drop ice cream on the floor
In Switzerland, people follow a quite funny New Year tradition, and that is to drop some ice cream on the floor and rejoice. Personally, I’d find dropping ice cream on the ground not so much of good luck, I’d prefer throwing it down my throat.
Throw out pails of water
New Year tradition that people of Puerto Rico follow is to throw out pails of water from the windows on the first day of the New Year. The belief that governs this particular tradition is that the evil spirits leave the house and go out from the window just as the water goes out.