LATINO VOICES
12/31/2014 10:43 am ET Updated Dec 31, 2014

22 New Year's Eve Traditions The World Can Learn From Latin America

Editor's Note: In light of the upcoming new year, we're revisiting a post first published in December 2012.

It's time say good-bye to the old!

But oh, if only it were that simple. With almost two dozen New Year's Eve traditions, Latin Americans not only bid farewell to another year gone by but make sure the next one will be even better.

From wish-granting grapes to peeled potatoes under your bed, from burning rag dolls right down to the color of your underwear -- there's nothing that says "so long and good riddance" like these New Year's Eve rituals and superstitions. These traditions vary from family to family, but every Latino has at least heard or done one in their lifetime.

So pop the champagne and let's toast (don't forget that gold ring!) to a happier, more prosperous, and loving new year!

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