Ringing in 2014 with Luck

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 and 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.

With New Year's Eve being a Tuesday this year, these Days of the Week undies might just be the ticket.

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! 

Please comment below.

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May 16, 2016

Crystal! So nice to hear from you- thank you so much for swinging by! I always think of you at this time of year when it’s yellow undies time :) And I still have the lovely button bouquet you shared. I hope you are so well- thank you again so much for stopping by! Anything exciting happening in your world? xoxo

Crystal Little
Crystal Little

May 16, 2016

Hey! I’m that client from a couple years ago, and I’m so delighted that I happened upon your post! Hopefully some more folks will be picking up on the yellow undie tradition!! Hope everything is going well for you!

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