Delighted by the Tradition of Jumping Seven Waves in Brazil for the New Year

11-02-2024

(Worldkings.org) When it comes to welcoming the New Year, no place in the world can compare to the excitement and joy of Brazil. One of their most unique customs is the tradition of jumping over seven sea waves at the exact moment of New Year's Eve.

This tradition originates from the Brazilian belief in Yemanja, the goddess of the sea in Candomblé and Umbanda culture. They believe that Yemanja will bring them luck and peace in the New Year.

File:Molhe de Iemanjá, Vitória, ES.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

On New Year's Eve, Brazilians dress in white and head to the beach. When the clock strikes midnight, they jump over seven sea waves, each jump making a wish for good luck in the New Year. This tradition not only makes people feel close to nature but also creates a lively and fun festive atmosphere.

Brazilian New Year's Eve Traditions | The RTW Guys

In addition, many people bring flowers and small gifts to offer to Yemanja. They let these gifts drift on the sea, hoping that the goddess will accept them and bless them.

Brazilian New Year's Eve Traditions | The RTW Guys

The tradition of jumping seven waves in Brazil not only reflects their respect and love for the sea but also expresses their belief in rebirth and a new beginning. It is truly a wonderful way to welcome the New Year, full of hope and optimism.

According to Internet


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