We are heading towards the end of the year (2021) and this is a time full of traditions and rituals. We usually have a time for ourselves to think about this year and the next to come. We think about our goals and New Year’s Resolutions. Furthermore, we have may rituals in New Year’s Eve and activities we do to attract good things in our lives for the new year.
The truth is that there are many rituals depending on the country you live in. Not everybody does them and you don’t need to do all of them. But I must confess that I have done some of them for myself.
Today I want to share with you some of the most known rituals to do in New Year’s Eve to bring prosperity, luck, money, love and more. Keep reading and learn more about Latin-American culture and its New Year’s rituals.
We also have many traditions for Christmas. Read about Christmas traditions in Chile and Venezuela
1. WHAT IS A NEW YEAR’S EVE RITUAL?
A ritual is a series of actions or traditions you do in a specific moment. The group of actions we do in New Year’s Eve we call them CÁBALAS DE AÑO NUEVO.
These rituals don’t anything to do with religion. Most of the time they are popular beliefs to attract positive thing to your life in the new year that is about to start (love, health, money, among others)
These popular beliefs go from generation to generation. I have done some of them and I have a good time spending time with my family doing these rituals and have a lot of fun.
2. FOR WHAT REASON DO THEY DO THESE RITUALS?
As I was telling you before the CÁBALAS DE AÑO NUEVO are a series of actions that have a specific purpose. They are superstitions with no religious meaning. We do these rituals to attract positive this to our life in the new year.
This way we start the year bringing new and positive things to us and to our family.
Depending on the ritual that you decide to do you will bring different things from love, travel, health, money and more
3. WHEN DO WE NEED TO DO THESE NEW YEAR’S EVE RITUALS?
The Cábalas de Año Nuevo are done in the last day of the year. Specially we do these rituals at 00:00 of January 1st. I mean the night of December 31st to January 1st.
4. CÁBALAS DE AÑO NUEVO
Here you have a list of the most popular Cábalas de año nuevo
- Wear something new or white 🤍🥼
- Put money bills on your shoes 👠💰
- Eat 12 grapes 🍇
- Lentils 🍚
- Yellow underwear 💛👙
- Walk outside with a suitcase 🚶🏻♂️🧳
- Cabañuelas 🗓
- Write your New Year’s resolutions 📝
- Muñeco de Año Viejo 🧍🏻♂️
- Sweep at midnight 🧹🕛
If you want to know what you can achieve with each one of this cábalas, here you have an image with the explanation of each Cábala de Año Nuevo
5. WHICH ARE MY FAVORITE CÁBALAS?
If you are curious and want to know my preferred cábalas here you have a video where I show you the ones, I enjoyed the most. My favorite cábalas de Año Nuevo
What cábalas do you like to do? Comment below