2024 New Year: 10+ Weirdest Traditions That Keep You Lucky For The Whole Year
Vacation is a time for reflection. What did we do well? What can we do better? What are our plans for next year and how can we achieve more? As Americans prepare for the never-ending resolutions that will begin in early 2024, other people around the world are focusing on their arsenal of luck and participating in many traditions and various superstitions aimed at making their next year a little better.
Top 10+Weirdest 2024 New Year Traditions That Keep You Lucky
Do you want to enter a financially prosperous year? Then run to the ATM to refill your wallet.
Also, do not lend money on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Eve, and do not start the new year with unpaid debts, because you can set a precedent for many months to come.
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2. Burn an “old man” (Mexico)
This seems pretty brutal, but many of our neighbors to the south say everything is fine.
In some regions of Mexico, mainly in the South, people leave the past behind by making a life-sized mannequin called “el viejo” (grandfather) or “año viejo” (year last) which they burned at midnight on December 1st.
This is a year to close an old cycle and start anew.
This tradition is found in other Latin American countries, such as Ecuador, where these models can look like anything from politicians to evil cartoon characters.
You don’t have to go to the beach for good luck in the new year in the Philippines.
Instead, people wear polka dot clothes and dance as much as possible in the middle of the night in hopes of growing a few inches taller.
To bring more prosperity in the new year, Filipinos also scatter coins in every room when the clock strikes midnight.
Another lucky tip from the country: Always keep the lights on and place 12 round balls on the dinner table.
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This superstitious dish originating from Spain is said to bring you luck in the coming year .
Simply eat 12 grapes at midnight, one for each month, or thread them on a skewer and serve them as a fun garnish for a New Year’s Eve cocktail.
Be careful if you go to South Africa on New Year’s Eve.
It wasn’t confetti falling from the sky but furniture being thrown to the ground.
Although not a widely practiced practice across the country, some areas believe that throwing unused items out the window sends a signal to the universe that you have let go of your insecurities.
Don’t forget to check out these funny new year memes for a good laugh.
If you really want good things to happen to you, start doing good things for yourself: This is a decision that will make the people of Afghanistan proud.
In this mountainous and landlocked country, it is said that your year will be smooth if you start by doing good deeds from day one, so try your best to get more than 360 lucky day.
Also remember to wear green when cooking green foods.
And speaking of cooking, if you go to Afghanistan on New Year’s Day, which – FYI – is not December but March, and is called Nowruz, you’ll want to make a seven-fruit salad.
Haft Mewa is usually made from dried fruits and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, cherries, apricots and raisins.
Locals say that if you combine them correctly, you will definitely score more points in 2024.
Remember to wear a swimsuit if you pick up New year in Thailand.
We’re not talking about December 31, when lantern festivals take place across the country, but the Songkran festival, from April 13 to 15, on the occasion of Thailand’s Lunar New Year.
Tradition imbued with goodwill: Pouring water on someone is considered a sign of respect, good wishes for the coming year and symbolizes the removal of bad luck.
If you don’t want to splash water on your friends, you can play New Year’s games instead.
In Denmark, broken dishes are a good thing: people break dishes in front of their friends and family’s houses.
The more debris there is outside your house the next day, the luckier and more appreciated you will be (unless you’re the one who has to clean it up).
But try leaving it on your doorstep: “I once threw a cup at my friend’s house,” one partygoer told the University Post from the University of Copenhagen.
The glass did not break – its window was broken!
It seems like kissing someone at midnight is a way of expressing your excitement for the new year.
But in reality, it’s believed that if you kiss your loved one when the clock strikes midnight, those feelings will linger for the next 12 months.
And in the Philippines, partygoers don’t just try to eat in circles: partygoers wear them too.
Peas are popular on December 31, increasing your chances of good luck in the new year.
Still in Brazil, if you go to the beach, you can increase your luck by diving into the water and jumping over the seven waves.
You get one wish per wave, so think about your wish list before you get in the water.
For those who are ringing the bell to start the new 365 days in Japan, listen to the bell at midnight.
Here, tradition has it that Buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times because they believe it brings cleanliness.
And no, tradition doesn’t refer to that junk drawer you should have cleaned out ten years ago; it focuses on a purified heart, mind, soul and body.
This concept is called joya no kane, and the reason behind this particular number is due to the 108 types of earthly desires that humans are said to have.
It is said that ringing the bell will help you leave old sadness or disappointments behind and enter the new year with a clearer mind and happier resolutions.
All these traditions are exotic and famous in their countries of origin and have been practiced all over the world. Try these traditions to see if luck visits you in 2024.
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