12. Celebrate a Water-filled New Year's Eve the Puerto Rican Way

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Water is a factor in many of Puerto Rico's end-of-the-year traditions. Some of them are fun, like the custom that involves throwing a bucket or even a cup of water out of your window at midnight. Others are really rather beautiful, such as the idea of falling trustfully backward into the ocean's waves when the clock strikes midnight. Both of these traditions are designed to banish evil spirits and negativity.

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