The last night of the year is marked by different customs to attract luck. The tradition of the 12 grapes is widespread among Spanish-speakers, as is the Italian custom of eating lentils in Chile. The color of the underwear is also important: in Spain it is red; in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil pink; and in Chile, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador yellow. If you want to take a trip in the new year, in Colombia and Venezuela it is common to take a short walk with suitcases that same night. In addition, in the streets of Peru, Honduras and Ecuador, dolls are burned that symbolize the desire not to relive the bad moments of the previous year.

And who takes care of the gifts?

In Spain, the culmination of these dates comes with the Three Kings Parade, who are responsible that night for families to wake up with gifts under the tree. In Latin America, this mission is in charge of Santa Claus who in Chile is known as Viejito Pascuero; in Venezuela as San Nicolás; in much of Central America as Santa Claus, Santi Clo or Santa Clos; and in Costa Rica, Colacho. However, in this country and in Colombia the person in charge of bringing the gifts is the Child Jesus. Video downloader is a great for videos

Another way to receive gifts is through an invisible or secret friend. On its origin, several theories are put forward, placing one of them in 19th century Venezuela with the secret compadre de papelito. This exchange was carried out between the engaged women, who could not have friends and, faced with such a prohibition, decided to exchange gifts by randomly taking out a piece of paper with the name of a person to whom they would give a gift. Currently, the invisible friend has different variants and names: in the Philippines it is known "Manita-Manito" and, in Mexico, the exchange of gifts between office colleagues is the "godín exchange". In Colombia and Paraguay this game is held on other dates such as Friendship Day.