New Year’s Eve Traditions in Mexico

Written by Tropicasa Realty
December 27th, 2023

New Year's Eve in Mexico is not only a big celebration but is also full of fun traditions that are great to adopt as part of your own. Add some of these ideas to your festivities this year, to welcome in the new year and bid farewell to the old one. 

One of the most popular traditions in Mexico on New Year's Eve is eating 12 grapes at midnight. Each grape represents an upcoming month and if the grape is sweet, that month will be full of good fortune. So, pick carefully, to avoid having any “sour grapes”, so to speak, as those indicate a month of lesser fortunes.  

Pick your outfit carefully, even underneath. Wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring a spark of passion to your life in the new year. Or wear yellow for prosperity, wealth and success, blue for wellness and good health, and white for peace, harmony and happiness in 2024, 

Another common tradition in Mexico is to sweep the house on New Year's Eve to help get rid of negative energy and make room for positive vibes and good luck in the new year. Another twist is to throw a bucket of water out the window at midnight – but if you live in a Puerto Vallarta condo, please make sure to look below before you throw! 

And, of course, fireworks are a big part of New Year's Eve celebrations in Mexico, and there is no better place to watch them than in Puerto Vallarta where the entire bay lights up at midnight.  

From all of us at Tropicasa, have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve, and best wishes for 2024. 

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