NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION IN COLOMBIA

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION IN COLOMBIA

The arrival of New Year is symbolic of a new beginning, new chapter in life, and is celebrated with much fervor in many countries. Although some traditions are similar, I was curious to find out from my Spanish teacher Rosario that in Colombia there are some superstitions and beliefs about new year's celebration that are quite peculiar.

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RUSSIAN SUPERSTITIONS

A rational, educated person might argue that superstitions are nonsensical. A Brazilian lady told me once not to put my purse on the floor because, according to a Brazilian superstition, my money “will run out”. I like to think of myself as rational and educated, but ever since that incident I avoid putting my purse on the floor, and I am not even Brazilian!

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