What will you be wearing on New Year's Eve?
Lots and lots and lots of folks in Central and South America (Colombia, Mexico, the list goes on...) will be wearing new yellow panties at midnight. For prosperity.
What about you?
I learned about the tradition from a client who ordered some yellow panties for her mom for Christmas, and let me know that giving yellow panties is a tradition in her family.
I was fascinated, and delighted to be able to meet her in person where I heard even more! In many Central and South American countries, ladies wear a new yellow pair of panties at midnight on New Year's Eve in order to ensure prosperity in the New Year.
If they are given as a gift, all the better.
And if you really want to ensure lots of prosperity in the new year, you'd better put those babies on inside out. :)
So lots of yellow undies are given at Christmastime.
And at this time of year you can find them allover Latin America- from department stores to gas stations, to corner stores. Check out some great photos from Peru here
So, to make sure the Underwear of the Month Club members were ready
, I sent out yellow undies for December's shipment. And, because who doesn't love a two-fer, since 2014 is the year of the horse after Chinese New Year comes around in February, I threw a horse shoe on them for extra good luck.
If you're looking for a way to add a bit more prosperity to your 2014, check out my Etsy shop here
The tradition is said to root from yellow being closest to the color gold (so maybe green would work well in the States too... :)), and should your finances be in order and your heart looking for more luck in 2014, in Ecuador as in other places, wearing red panties instead of yellow will lead to romance and love in the New Year.
So what do you think? Will you be wearing new panties at midnight on the 31st?
Do you have any traditions for prosperity or anything else in the New Year? I'd love to hear about them!
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