We all have our traditions for December 31st and January 1st—some may be serious traditions, others may be silly ones, some may be family traditions, others may be personal traditions. In Colombia, there are quite a few traditions for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and while families and individual Colombians certainly have their own traditions, there are quite a few traditions that are celebrated on a national level. Most Colombians classify these traditions as agüeros—the word agüeros literally translates to “omen,” but in relation to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day it refers more to things you do to bring you and those around you good things in the incoming year. Today, I am going to tell you about some of the most widespread agüeros for New Year’s Eve.
Eating 12 grapes at 12 o’clock (midnight) on New Year’s Eve
Even before midnight approaches, many…
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