NYE Traditions that Seem Weird AF to Everyone Else but Latinos

These rituals only make sense to Latinos…

You eat 12 grapes at midnight.

You cram a dozen grapes down your throat to get good luck for the next dozen months.

You rock sexy red undies…

Red underwear

To guarantee you’ll be lucky in love in 2016.

You’ve got plata en mano.

money gif

Holding some silver coins or cash at midnight will make it rain in the new year.

You eat lentils like they’re going out of style.


Abuelita says eating lentejas will bring you prosperity in the new year. She also warns eating too much of this might make you go poop because of their fiber content. TMI, abuelita, TMI.

Your lover leading up to NYE is a broom.


‘Cause you wanna sweep out the old and start the year with new, positive energies.

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You clean your entire house from top to bottom…


Every corner and under each rug because you want to start the year off fresh.

You throw a bucket of water out the window.

bucket of water

It’s supposed to be like a refresher type of thing. Carful not to get someone wet accidentally…or on purpose.

You run around your home stashing your money.

hide money

This is so you find lots of money in the new year. It’s kind of like finding a $20 bill in your back pocket.

You run around the block with suitcases.


If you wanna travel in the new year, the secret is you run around the block at the stroke of 12.

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You turn on every light in your home.

Light switch

Why? Because you want a bright new year…DUH!

You stand on your right foot at medianoche.

right foot

Supposedly, if you start the new year off on your right foot, you pretty much start the new year off right.

You stand up and sit down three times in a row.


Nope, it’s not for the squat-like benefits — you do it if you want to get married in the coming year.

You turn into a pyromaniac.


You can call it brujería because if you burn lists or dolls — or anything really — you get rid of that bad juju from the last year.

You end the year with your chonies inside out.

Deeta von Teese

Then right after midnight you turn your panties put them right side out to get lots of new clothes in the new year. This could also be a sign that you had a really good NYE. Double win for you.

Which of these things do you do? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to click the share button below!