By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Year’s Eve is a time of traditions all around the world, and in Rio de Janeiro, where different cultures and nationalities have been combined for centuries, traditions are abound throughout the evening. The mix features African rituals, Brazilian superstitions and even a French name: Reveillon!

To help travelers get involved, here is a quick guide to some rituals and superstitions Brazilians practice this time of year.

The most visible tradition . . .

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