The Brazilians do love to party and as New Year’s Eve falls in their summer, outdoor parties and a dip in the sea provide for a pleasant activity.
Traditions are important to the Brazilians. And New Year’s Eve is a big part of their traditions.
On New Year’s Eve many Brazilians will dress in white – to bring good luck and peace for the year. And then after midnight (and watching lots fireworks) they will head to the beach, to jump over 7 waves, whilst throwing flowers into the sea and making a wish. Some will also light candles and bury them in the sand. It is believed that the goddess of the sea will make their wishes come true. [Source]
Living in chilly England, I think that may be we will NOT be doing this one.. but for those of you on the Southern Hemisphere…maybe you fancy a dip in the see this New Year’s Eve? It certainly would be a refreshing start to your New Year and maybe would be a fun New Year’s Eve Tradition for your family!