New Years Eve
Whether you celebrate by partying until daylight, or if you are tucked in bed by midnight so you can be ready for your New Year’s brunch the next morning – the New Year is a great time to try vegan! Many people make New Year’s Resolutions to help them get healthy; a plant-based diet is an excellent way to achieve these resolutions! Take a look at all the ways going vegan can help your health here and check out below for some amazing New Year’s recipes, drink ideas, already-vegan traditions, and more!
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Cheers to A Vegan New Year!
Vegan New Year’s Traditions from Around the World
People celebrate the New Year in all sorts of ways. By eating certain foods, wearing certain colors, and beyond – there are lots of traditions that are and always have been vegan-friendly!
- Denmark: Brake plates- On New Year’s Eve Danes throw plates they have saved up over the year at the front doors of loved ones for good luck. More plates, more luck!
- Colombia and Peru: Couch Potatoes- It is said you can predict your financial year by putting three potatoes under your couch- one peeled, one half peeled, one unpeeled. At midnight you grab one. No skin means no money, half peeled means a normal year, and the unpeeled potato means you will have good fortune in the New Year!
- Italy: Lenticchie- Italians eat lentils at midnight! This tradition is said to date back to ancient Rome. The round legumes are representative of coins, bringing prosperity in the New Year.
- Brazil: Wear white and jump waves- In Brazil people wear white for goodluck and peace. Some will also head down to the beach and jump seven waves. You get a wish for each wave!
- Philippines: 12 round fruits- Filipinos celebrate by eating 12 round fruits at midnight. Apples for peace and harmony, grapes for money, pineapples for good fortune, and oranges for the gift of gold.
- Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico: Yellow underwear- Wearing yellow underwear is supposed to bring good luck, but there’s a catch! They need to be gifted to you for it to work.
- Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil: Pink Underwear- Same thing, but pink!
- Venezuela and Colombia: Walk outside with a suitcase- Walk either around your home or the block with a suitcase on New Years if you are hoping for opportunities to travel!
- South America and Caribbean Countries: Throw a bucket of water out your window- Throwing a bucket of water out your window or door is throwing out all of last year’s tears and suffering and bringing in renewal.
- Worldwide: Make resolutions- People worldwide make resolutions to help better themselves, their families, communities and beyond. This New Year, consider a compassionate resolution!
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“Exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition many people participate in during the holiday season and beyond. As many vegans do, we try to live a cruelty-free existence while also working to protect the planet for ourselves and the animals. Following vegan values to cause no harm can make finding products and companies to support a time-consuming task. That’s why we created this easy-to-follow vegan gift guide that includes something for every vegan on your list, no matter the occasion or the budget.”