If you’re looking forward to starting the new year in your Puerto Vallarta condo this season, you’re sure to find plenty to do with parties and events in the Romantic Zone. But if our sandy beaches and jungle mountain views have you feeling inspired to celebrate the new year in Mexican style, read on to find out some of the most popular Mexican New Year’s Eve traditions that you can add to your own celebrations.
One of the most popular traditions is to eat 12 grapes at midnight. Each time the clock chimes, you should eat one grape. It is believed that if you can eat all of your grapes within 60 seconds, your wishes will come true for the year. So chew quickly, but carefully!
Picking out a New Year’s Eve outfit can be important, but in Mexico, it’s your underwear that’s the key factor. It is believed that married couples who wear red underwear on New Year’s Eve will have an especially romantic year, and single people may find the person of their dreams. Those who opt for yellow can look forward to financial prosperity and maybe even a work promotion.
Toasting champagne at midnight means prosperity in the new year, but Mexicans have another trick. Dropping a gold ring into your champagne glass will bring good luck in love and money, but don’t remove the ring until the champagne is finished and you have hugged everyone in the room, wishing them all a Feliz Año Nuevo! (Happy New Year).
Want to start the new year clean and fresh? Open your door and start sweeping! Mexicans believe that this symbolizes sweeping out the negative energy from the previous year, allowing all the good energy to enter the home.
Wanting to make travel plans? Pack a bag for a stroll around the block. If you’d rather stay in, you can place your packed bag in the middle of the room and walk around it several times which promised good travels for the year to come.
No matter what your wishes are for the new year, you’re sure to have fun adding these Mexican traditions to your own celebrations in your own Puerto Vallarta house or condo.
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