5 New Year’s Good Luck Traditions From Around the World

1. Black-eyed peas & collard greens

This tradition is said to bring you money as the collard greens represent cash and the black-eyed peas represent coins.

2. Fish for dinner

Rumor has it that since fish swim in one-direction, forward, its good luck as it will be a forward moving year.

3. Wearing White

In Brazil, it’s common to wear white, as is it is rumored to bring good luck and peace.

4. Breaking dishes

In Denmark, smashing plates/dishes is a tradition. The more pieces of the plate, the more your luck will be.

5. Jump into the New Year

In Denmark, people stand on chairs on New Years eve. Once it’s the new year, they jump onto the floor. This is to symbolize jumping into the new year.