Weird New Years Eve Traditions

1. The first person you kiss is your new love. They say the first person you lock lips with once the ball drops will remain faithful and in love with you throughout the year, so don't get too drunk and end up kissing some fool.

2. Make sure your freakum dress is white. Brazilians believe that celebrating the new year dressed in all white will attract good luck and bring you peace. You'll also get red wine and cognac stains all over your outfit, so plan accordingly and buy a cheap dress. 

3. Make sure you're wearing red or yellow panties. Apparently wearing a pair of red undies on New Year's Eve will ensure a year filled with passion and love, and wearing a pair of yellow undies will attract happiness and financial success. So you pick: for love or for money?

4. Wear your undies inside out. But fix them during the first few minutes of the new year, and you'll guarantee yourself a closet full of new swag in the months to come.

5. Eat 12 grapes for 12 amazing months. Latinos believe that eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight — one for every month of the year — will ensure you prosperity in the new year. Make a wish for every grape you eat, but beware of sour grapes. Eating one may mean that you have at least one bad month ahead of you. Hope you're an expert at picking fruit!

6. Make some noise to scare away monsters. Evil spirits hate loud noises, so the louder and crazier your party is, the more likely ghosts will never make it in the house. Party hard.

7. Pack your bags and walk around the block. For the travel-obsessed: Latinos believe that doing this means you'll travel a lot more.

8. Burn all the bad stuff.  Write out a list of everything that bothered you in 2014, burn it, and vow to leave it all in the past so you won't deal with it in the new year.

9. Make it rain.  If you're smart, and don't think fire and drunk people are a good mix, then try this instead: Toss a bucket of water out the window or throw a cup of water over your shoulder. It's supposed to mean you're getting rid of last year's tears and problems. Warning: Someone might slip and bust their ass in the process.

10. Don't sweep your house.  Because if you do, you'll sweep away your good luck for the next year. No worries, you can sweep up all the Solo cups and dirty napkins the morning after.

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