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!

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Only Latinos Teach Their Kids to Do These Things When They're Four


Only Latinos Teach Their Kids to Do These Things When They’re Four

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Latinos grow up at a different rate than other groups. By the time we’re four, our maturity rivals that of many 18-year-olds.

We master OG signs before we can even hold scissors.

Even when we find themselves in the kid section, holding coloring books and costumes, we throw up hand gestures like our tías do when they talk about something exciting.

We stick up for la familia.

No one messes with our loved ones, so even when we’re pint-sized, we aren’t afraid to throw some punches.


You have electrical issues? Latinos aren’t afraid to learn any trade. We can fix anything by the time we’re two.

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We were born with that Latina sass.

Latinas were born to wear heels. So no matter the age, we’re ready to strut them high ones.

Our makeup game has been on point since day 1.


Yeah, we’ve got the makeup game down even if they’re not allowed to wear it yet.

“They see me rollin’, they hatin.”

We couldn’t reach the pedals yet, but we had the cruising game down at 4 years old thanks to dad.

Picking up the ladies.


We built our tolerance young.


We Latinos know how to hold our liquor because we’ve been practicing with sips since we were able to hold the bottle… the beer bottle that is.

Our buying power dates way back.

As Latinos, we know what we want and when we want it. Even if we can’t afford it… or reach it.

We developed a talent of performing pyrotechnics.

Latinos are risk takers and when we see fire, it just means we have to run our fingers through it, throw something in it or make it bigger.


We’re natural-born lovers. Latinos were born to love and be loved… even if that means you start dating in kindergarten.

What did you learn to do when you were younger? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to hit that share button!