There are countless ways to show good luck in the New Year. As 12 o’clock strikes on New Year’s Day, people around the world take part in a variety of superstitious rituals – many of which are deeply rooted in their culture, including eating symbolic foods and wearing brightly colored underwear.
And this year, some TikTok users aren’t taking any chances, as clips of their unique New Year’s Eve rituals are going viral ahead of the holiday. One TikToker, Vials, said that “every New Year’s Eve, I’m following the tradition of calling in a good year” — and he’s not “playing with fate” this time.
In terrible clip With 2 million views, she walks around her house, crawls under tables, tries on red underwear and eats supposedly lucky foods – and she’s not the only one. There are more searches for “new years superstitions” on TikTok 10 million views users promise to kiss bad luck goodbye at midnight.
If 2022 hasn’t been your year, let luck be on your side with one of these New Year’s Eve traditions.
Eat 12 grapes under the table
It’s not a cake walk – it’s a grape walk! Some families have been known to eat 12 grapes in 60 seconds, and this is reserved for those who aspire to a surprisingly challenging task.
To bring good luck in the New Year, participants must eat one grape pressed under the table for each month of the year between 11:59 PM and New Year’s Eve. Successors grant one wish per grape – so be sure to study them. If you can’t remember the grapes from one to 12 years old, this tradition won’t work.
The superstition, which has Latin roots, became popular on TikTok as December ended, with Gen Zers around the world pledging to put the theory to the test.
Run around the block with luggage
Pack your bags—you’re going on an all-expenses-paid trip around the block.
In Latin America, eager adventurers run around their blocks with suitcases at 12 o’clock, which ensures many trips in the coming new year. A similar tradition requires going around the house seven times.
So get your poison and connect the runners. Even if it doesn’t help, at least you got a good workout.
Step with your right foot only
Lefties beware, superstitions consider it bad luck to take the first step of the new year with your left side. Instead, step into 2023 on the right foot.
Drop the jewelry into the bubble
Do you have a flute? Great – throw your (ideally real) gold jewelry in it before you toast. Legend has it that your sparkling bling will ensure a dazzling year.
Line your pockets
Prefer champagne without ice? Put a few coins in your pocket or, for some Latin households, your shoes to ensure full financial security for the coming year.
Wear new clothes
It’s a great excuse to go shopping. In some cultures, wearing new clothes ushers in a new year with a fresh start.
“What you’re wearing is new, right? Because you know, if it’s not new, it’s not going to bring you any luck in the new year,” he mimicked. video With over 17,000 views, it also includes other traditions such as keeping money in shoes and even burning a doll.
Choose your underwear wisely
Red underwear can bring you good luck in several ways.
According to certain traditions, wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve is a surefire way to stop love in 2023. But if you’re not into romance, wearing white underwear can represent peace, while yellow can bring wealth.
But avoid sporting an all-black ensemble some claims brings bad luck.
Throw things out of your window
As they say, out with the old, in with the new.
Throwing your belongings out the window is an Italian way to make room for some positive vibes. But be careful with your head when you’re in Rome on New Year’s Eve, because you might have the misfortune of spiking your head with falling furniture.
Make noise with pots and pans
“Don’t ask,” said one of the Italian TikTokers walking past Tania. in a recent clip. “I remember going to my grandmother’s house when I was a kid and after the ball was dropped we would go outside and hit pots and pans.”
Must have DIY rust keep away from evil and call negativity and a very merry new year. Do not worry about the neighbors – the firefighter should extinguish the disgusting noises.
Eat plenty of lentils and risotto
Lentils are a symbol of good luck in many cultures, including some Italians who say that each legume is worth a penny – so the more lentils eaten, the more pennies you’ll get in the coming year. Similarly, grains of rice become fuller when cooked—a process that, according to Italians and other cultures, brings abundance to all who eat it.
Eat black-eyed peas and greens
This tradition is perhaps most often associated with the American South. Black-eyed peas are also a popular dish among Africans who brought their recipes to the US during the slave trade. Although collard greens are a type of cabbage native to Northern Europe, the low and slow cooking method, usually with pork, marks this as an African American dish. Especially with a rich and meaty broth, it has become a convenient dish for celebrating New Year’s holidays.
Open your doors at midnight
Give the year 2023 a warm welcome opening the front door wide after the midnight countdown. Don’t leave it open for too long – don’t forget to close the door in 2022.
There is no crying at his party
According to general information, shedding tears on January 1 will invite you to fail in the coming year. Try to set the right tone for 2023 by surrounding yourself with loved ones, eating your favorite foods, or doing something you love.