SHOWING YOUR ROOTS
The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with your culture. So, in addition to the ever-important kiss, here are 5 Latino New Year’s Eve traditions to honor and enjoy based on your resolutions and goals.
1. SUERTE: For each stroke of midnight, eat a grape and make a wish. The tradition of 12 grapes is said to bring prosperity and luck in the year ahead.
2. FELICIDAD: Don a pair of yellow undies on New Year’s Eve to ensure happiness in 2013.
3. AMOR: Swap the yellow for red if you’re looking for love.
4. AVENTURA: Seeking adventure and distant places? Take a hike. With a suitcase. Around the block. Your year will be filled with travels.
5. POSITIVIDAD: Bang on pots and pans in the streets to keep negative energy away.
Of course, nothing ties people tighter to their roots than food! This year, host a holiday party where everyone brings a dish representing their culture. From codero to bacalao to tamales to ponche, it’s sure to make for a memorable feast.
BEAUTY BLOGGER WEIGHS IN
“On Noche Buena, gather the whole family together for a large feast and linger at the table for hours telling stories with traditional holiday music playing in the background.” – Cindy Diaz
DAILY SWEEPS PRIZE
Stay up til midnight on Noche Buena to open all your Christmas gifts, plus any goodies stashed inside this stylish stocking, valued at $36.