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You’ll Either Recognize These New Year’s Eve Superstitions Or Think They’re Super Strange

Here are some Latino superstitions that are “guaranteed” to bring you luck in 2017.

First off, you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing either red or yellow underwear.

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That’s if you want a year of love and fortune. ❤️?

Before any family comes over to your house, get yourself a new broom and sweep the entire house.

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This is to sweep away all of the bad and the old, giving you a fresh and clean start into the new year.

Actually, you have to clean the ENTIRE house.

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If you want good luck entering the new year, having the house spotless is super important. It’s all about cleaning out every last bit of the evil that might be lingering.

Cleaning the house includes doing ALL of your laundry before the new year.

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Clean and new clothes are a MUST. Having dirty clothes laying around or wearing something old and used on New Year’s Eve is said to bring bad luck.

Right when the clock hits midnight, gobble down 12 grapes.

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Some believe that eating the 12 grapes is for the purpose of being able to make 12 wishes for the new year. Others think the 12 grapes will bring you luck for every month of the year.

Once you’re done eating those grapes, make sure to grab your biggest suitcase and head outside!


You can either spin around in circles with your suitcase or take it outside and go for a run around the block. This is said to bring you a year of travel. ✈️?

Also, make sure you have some coins or dollar bills in your hands.

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It is believed that if you are broke on the night of New Years, then you will be broke for the entire year.

If there is a chair or couch nearby, don’t forget to sit down and stand up three times at midnight.

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Good luck superstition? Or squats?

But if you skip all of this and fall asleep before midnight, then it is said that the new year will go by really fast for you.

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Actually, that doesn’t sound so bad.


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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A family from Arizona has tragically been without a home since New Year’s Day. Fortunately, however, thanks to the swift efforts of a neighbor, they still have each other.

On New Year’s Day, the Salgado family was asleep in their home in Avondale, Arizona when they heard a frantic knock at their door. Nicole Salgado’s husband, who lived in the home with their children, opened the front door to find her neighbor shouting at her to get her family out of the house. It was on fire.

The Salgado family woke up New Year’s Day to find their house in flames.

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“We were all asleep,” Salgado explained to CNN in an interview. “Then all of the sudden around 7:30 in the morning, we hear banging on our door and our doorbell is going off and we kind of get scared.”

Their neighbor, Carolyn Palisch, was there telling them to get out of the house. Footage from the family’s home security video shows their neighbor running past flames to get to the home.

“He opened the door and all I heard was our neighbor Carolyn saying your house is on fire you have to get out,” said Salgado.

Salgado, who is a mother to four children, hurried to gather her children. Together, all of them escaped the burning home safely. “It was just kind of frantic at first, making sure we got everyone out and the dogs out,” she explained. “Then once we realized the full extent of it we were just in shock as we watched our home burn.”

Sadly, the Salgado family lost all their belongings in the fire

Salgado explained that the roof of her house collapsed moments after they escaped. According to CNN, firefighters at the scene claimed that if the family had still been sleeping at the time the roof had collapsed they would have inhaled the smoke and likely passed out immediately.

We are so thankful to just be alive,” Salgado explained in a post to her TikTook page. She also included doorbell camera footage of the moment their neighbor came to the rescue.

Salgado’s video has been liked nearly 7 million times on TikTok.

“Never did we think it was going to blow up the way it did. But we are so grateful,” Salgado explained. “We are so glad it did for Carol, to show how amazing she is. If it wasn’t for her it’d be a totally different story. We feel so thankful to her. We’re always going to consider her family. She not only saved us, she saved our kids.”

Salgado says that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and shared that her family has created a Go Fund Me account to help them rebuild their lives.

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Hopefully, These Latino New Year’s Traditions Will Make 2021 Better Than 2020

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Hopefully, These Latino New Year’s Traditions Will Make 2021 Better Than 2020

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It is almost the New Year. That means that we are almost done with the dumpster-fire of a year known as 2020. We are all grappling with a virus that has spread across the world and there has been a long list of bad news this year. So, why not try one or all of these traditions to bring good luck in 2021.

Burning Dolls

In Ecuador, you burn dolls or photos of things you didn’t like from 2020. It is believed that this will guarantee that you won’t have the same issue in the next year. Honestly, it makes sense to wish things to be different in 2021.

Wear Yellow (Or Red) Underwear

The underwear you have on when the clock strikes midnight might be more important than you think. In several Latino cultures, wearing red underwear for New Year’s will usher in a year of love and luck in romance. Yellow underwear will bring a year of financial success. No word yet on what happens if you wear one pair of each but you might as well give it a shot.

Eat 12 Grapes At Midnight

This is the most common tradition and it is so tasty. You have to eat 12 grapes at midnight to bring a year of good luck. Be careful though. If you have a particularly sour grape it means that month will be a rough one. A fun way to do it is to put the grapes on your champagne flute, down the champagne and eat the grapes.

Wear White

Start the year on a good note. Do no wear black when celebrating New Year’s because that will usher in a year of bad luck and we want to make sure we leave that in 2020. Wearing white is a good way to get the kind of luck you want out of 2021. Forget the little black dress. Try a nice white jumpsuit to start the year.

Clean Your House

Now, we all know that you do a wonderful job of keeping a sparkling clean house every day of the year. That is just how mom raised you. However, give it an extra scrub to make sure you start on the best possible foot. They do say that the dirtier and more cluttered your space the more cluttered your life is. What could it hurt?

Throw A Bucket Of Water Out Of The Window (Or Door)

All of that bad energy from the year is still in the house. There are so many ways to get rid of it but one of the best ways is to fill a bucket with water and throw it out the window (or door). The water has the power to get that bad energy and release it from your home.

Walk Around The Block With Your Suitcase

We haven’t been able to go anywhere in 2020 because of the virus and all of the lockdowns. Try this one again and maybe there will be some travel in 2021. Take a suitcase and walk it around the block. Or you can walk around the house or apartment. That should set you up for a little bit of travel next year.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

READ: New York Times Square New Years Eve Celebration Canceled

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