In Spain, what color underwear should you wear to bring good luck in the New Year?

a) Red
b) Yellow
c) Purple
d) Blue
e) Polka-dotted


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According to Spanish tradition, you should wear new (a) red underwear to attract good luck in the New Year. Various versions of this tradition exist throughout the Spanish-speaking world. In Venezuela yellow underwear brings happiness in the New Year. In Ecuador red underwear brings love, while yellow brings wealth.

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