Celebrating the New Year in Peru

by admin on December 30, 2009

One of the biggest traditions Peruvians take part in while welcoming each new year has to do with the color of their underwear. That’s right – Peruvians wear yellow underwear for good luck in the coming year. Street vendors in Peru sell yellow underwear, garland, festive glasses, and many other yellow accessories at this time of year. Some also believe that if you want to find love that year, you should wear red underwear instead of yellow. If you’re hoping to get married, you should throw rice under your front door after midnight. They also say that if you want to travel in the coming year, you should run around the block with an empty suitcase at midnight. These traditions make New Year’s Eve a fun time of year in Peru. So ring in 2010 with some yellow underwear, and you are sure to have a great year!