You can expect a lot of firecrackers, fireworks and sparklers. At midnight there is a lot of noise and everyone shouts: "Feliz aÃ±o nuevo!" People embrace and make noise and set off firecrackers.
Some Mexican New Years customs:
Eat twelve grapes as the clock strokes midnight on the 31st, as you eat each grape make a wish for the new year.
Want to have good luck in love in the coming year? Wear red underwear on New Year's Eve. For good luck with money, wear yellow.
Hoping to travel in the New Year? Get out your luggage and take it for a walk around the block.
Traditional foods to eat on New Year's Eve:
Bacalao, dried salted codfish, is a New Year's staple in Mexico. Toasts are made with sparkling cider, and a hot fruit punch known as ponche is also popular, in fact, most of the traditional Mexican Christmas foods are also good choices for New Year's Eve.
New Year's Day:
January 1 is a national holiday. Banks, government offices and some stores are closed. This is usually a quiet day, as folks recuperate from the partying of the previous night. Archaeological sites, museums and other tourist attractions are open.
More celebrations in January:
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!