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10 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year's with the Family

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Make Your Bad Luck and Faults Disappear


Try a traditional New Year's activity that comes from Colombia, South America. Build a dummy representing the Año Viejo (the old year), using sturdy paper or cardboard. "Dress" it by drawing clothes on it or gluing on scraps of old clothing from each family member. Ask everyone to write down their faults and bad luck on a piece of paper. Exactly at midnight, tear Año Viejo into shreds. If you have a fire going in your fireplace, throw in the shreds and let them burn. While Año Viejo is being destroyed, read the list of faults and bad luck out loud, to make them vanish along with the old year.

Next: Make a Good Luck Cake

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