If you didn’t realize New Year’s celebrations are happening all around the world right now and some of the traditions that people do are kind of crazy. I mean compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. is actually pretty tame when it comes to how we celebrate. However, if you are looking for a new tradition to start off the new year right, why not try some of these traditions and maybe they will bring you better luck in the new year.

Here are the top 3 traditions that I found most interesting.

  1. Spain- In Spain, if people put 12 grapes in their mouths by midnight, they will have good luck in the new year. So, what happens if they accidentally eat 13?
  2. Ecuador- In Ecuador, people ring in the new year by burning a paper filled scarecrow and pictures of the previous year. Sounds very cleansing but also like they are putting a curse on the people in those photos. I don’t know if I would want to be in one of those photos.
  3. South America- In some South American countries, their underwear color they wear into the new year is supposed to determine what will come in 2019. Red represents love, White represents peacefulness and Gold represents wealth. Hang on while I go buy that colored underwear really quick before the new year comes.

If you want to learn more strange traditions you can check out the full article below! Here’s to hoping your new year is full of health, love and happiness (just make sure you have the right underwear color and you should be fine!)