It’s New Year’s Eve and you’ve probably got your plans figured out. Maybe you’re going to a house party. Maybe you’re spending $400 to eat at the Olive Garden in Times Square. Or maybe you’re staying home to catch up on Netflix! But whatever you do, pre-plan your underwear, because its the color might hold the key to your entire 2016!
The Underwear Expert compiled a colorful list explaining which colors bode well and ill for 2016. Turns out that South American cultures wear underwear as a way to bring luck: Bolivians wear theirs backwards for good luck, while Peruvians wear their underwear inside-out until midnight and then switch it around in the New Year. This might sound like an excuse to drop trou at midnight and if it is, that’s fine too!
In Puerto Rico, white underwear means that the new year will be one filled with fertility and good health.
In Latin American countries like Colombia, Ecuador and Chile, yellow underwear means a year full of happiness and good fortune.
Brazilians believe in dressing for success with orange undies, preferably beneath an all-white outfit.
Red is a very popular New Year’s underwear color. In Spain, it’s seen as a symbol of life during the cold winter months. In Italy, it’s a sign of good cheer, especially if they were a gift. And in China, red underwear fights off bad luck.
In Argentina, wearing pink underwear as the ball drops will ensure a good love life in the following year.
In Peru, yellow underwear is worn as it is in most of Latin America. But green underwear is also considered sign of positive energy.
In Portugal, blue underwear signals a year of tranquility. If you want 2016 to be calmer than 2015, blue might be the color for you.
Black underwear is to be avoided at all costs. It’s seen as a bad sign in many cultures.
(featured image photo via Thirteen Of Clubs / Foter.com)