Brazil knows how to throw a party, and when it comes to New Year, they make no exception. Everyone heads to the beach! Brazil’s unmatched devotion to the beach and the ocean is a fascinating display of color, music, and spirituality, as almost 3 million party-goers flood Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, showing the world the true meaning of Ano Novo, Vida nova! Which in Portuguese means, New Year, new life! Before heading to the beach, it is important to dress all in white. However, underneath, you are expected to wear colorful underwear to symbolize peace and equality! As the fireworks light up the night sky, it is a tradition to turn towards the sea to throw white flowers into the ocean, a spiritual offering to Lemenjá, and then jump seven waves for good luck!