I spent New Year’s Eve this year at a friend from Colombia’s house. Watch Oscar explain how it’s done:
We participated in some new year’s eve traditions like:
1. Twelve Grapes
At 12 midnight on Jan 1., begin eating the 12 grapes-one for each month in the coming year. As you eat each grape, make a wish for the coming year. If you eat all the grapes by 12:01, your wishes will come true in the next year. So plan ahead with your wishes and eat fast!
2. The Ring in Champagne
If you need luck in the love department, place a ring in the glass and drink all of the champagne in one shoot. When you have finished the champagne, place the ring on your finger and don’t take it off.
3. Burning the Año Viejo or Letting Go of Last Year’s Failures, Disappointments and Opening to the New Year
Write down your disappointments and accomplishments from the past year + your wishes for the year on a sheet or paper then light it on fire. This helps get rid of all your mistakes from the previous year and move on emotionally in the new year.
4. Listening to Cinco Pa Las Doce
This song is about the last 5 minutes in the old year and traditionally listened to on New Year’s Eve at (you guessed it), five minutes before 12.