5 Mexican New Year Traditions


Bianca Vargas

Tres, dos, uno… FElIZ ANO NUEVO (happy new year)!!! Good bye year 2022 and hello 2023. Every culture has its traditions and these are some of the Mexican New Year traditions.

1: Eating 12 Grapes Before Midnight- From 12:00 to 12:12 you eat one grape every minute and make a wish.

2: Colored Underwear- Red underwear is for love and passion, yellow underwear is for prosperity and happiness, green is for wealth and well being. and white is for hope and peace.

3: Walking the Suitcase- It’s a ritual to walk an empty suitcase around the house or block to bring good travels in the coming year.

4: Throwing a Bucket of Water Out the Window- Throwing a bucket of water out the window signifies throwing out the old year and welcoming the new.

5: Eating Lentils- Eating a spoonful of cooked lentils brings good fortune for the coming year.

New Years is full of traditions and celebrations, As the years go the traditions grow.