Information about New Year’s in Brazil
New Year’s Party in Brazil
Have an unforgettable New Year’s celebration in Brazil.
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Brazilians know how to party and New Year celebrations are taken seriously as they are believed to set the mood for the whole of the coming year. It is a tradition for Brazilians to wear white head to the sea. See below 9 Curious Brazilian New Year traditions.
A number of cities have parties with live music of all kinds and amazing fireworks displays.
Hotels usually have packages with a minimum of 4 or 5 nights to include the 31st of December. The most famous hotels and exclusive clubs and restaurants with a view throw incredible parties that go on until the morning and usually end on the beach.
We can design an unforgettable New Year’s package to the Brazilian destination of your preference.
Have a look at some of the top New Year’s Vacation destinations in Brazil
- Rio de Janeiro
- Morro de São Paulo
- Praia do Forte
See here some sample New Year’s Vacation Packages we have created for customers in the past.
Curious Brazilian New Year’s Superstitions
Gifts to Yemanjá
Flowers, soaps, perfume, candles or any other offering to the sea Goddess Yemanjá at the turn of the year makes all problems are brought to the sea, and returned in the form of waves, resulting in luck for the year to come.
Eat Pomegranate seeds
Eat seven pomegranate seeds and store them in your wallet with you until the next New Year’s Eve if you are seeking money.
Lentil symbolizes plentifulness. If you want to have a year of abundance, particularly of food, eat a spoonful of lentils for supper. Grapes and hazelnuts are believed to have the same power.
Skip seven waves
According to the Greeks, the sea has a spiritual power and can renew our energies. By skipping over 7 waves you will
invoke Yemanjá and she will give you strength to get over the difficulties of the year to come.
The tradition of wearing white clothes on New Year’s Eve came from African tribes, who wore white garments – which meant peace and spiritual purification – a tribute to Yemanjá at the turn of the year.
Drink Sparkling Wine
In Christian religions, the wine is considered wisdom and life. And because they are made with grapes, is believed to bring luck and prosperity for the new year. Drinking out of crystal glasses purifies the spiritual energies.
The color of your underwear
The color that you wear both the New Year’s Eve and on New Year´s day is believed to have an effect on your life. Mostly Brazilians believe that yellow meand money, red and pink mean love, green and white mean peace.
Avoid eating some birds
The superstitious believe that on New Year´s Eve you should not have chicken meat, because they scratch backward and this is believed to delay things in life. Bet on pork or fish that are always moving forward, and are believed to bring prosperity.
Eat dried or candied fruits
Figs, peaches, plums, apricot sand apples, for example, are believed to bring luck and wealth for the coming year