Holidays are a time for reflection. What have we done right? What could we have done better? What plans do we have for the year to come and how are we going to fill it with many more accomplishments? As Americans get ready for the endless resolutions that should start with the beginning of 2018, other populations around the world focus on their good-luck arsenal and engage in a variety of traditions and superstitions meant to make their next year a bit better. We've surveyed the world's good luck traditions for the new year and have a list of actions worth considering this holiday season to enhance your chances of prosperity in 2018. 1. Turn the oven on and music up. In many cases, more money and overall prosperity come with some sweat. So if you want to make it big in 2018, many in Trinidad and Tobago believe the key is to get the house all nice and tidy and engage in some holiday cooking. Dreams will come true, so the locals say, only if you cook some black-eyed peas on New Year\u2019s Day. Jazz it up with some\u00a0parang, a type of folk music played around the holidays for good luck, and there\u2019s truly nothing stopping you in the following year. GETTY 2. Do good. Eat good. If you really want all the good vibes sent your way, start by doing good yourself: It's a move that will make Afghans proud. In the landlocked, mountainous country they say your year will go well if you start by engaging in good actions on day one, so give it your best for over 360 days of fortune. Also, make sure you wear green while\u00a0cooking green things. And speaking of cooking, if you happen to be in Afghanistan on New Year\u2019s, which \u2013 piece of information \u2013 is\u00a0not\u00a0in December, but in March, and is known as Nowruz, you\u2019d want to make a seven fruit salad.\u00a0Haft Mewa\u00a0is usually made of dried fruits and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachio, hazelnut, cherries, apricots, and raisins. If you combine them right, locals say, you\u2019ll definitely score more points in 2018. GETTY 3. Keep your money under the carpet. To have more money next year, consider saving it all up for New Year\u2019s Eve \u2013 just like some\u00a0Romanians\u00a0like to do. Among this group of Eastern Europeans, rumor has it that putting bills under the rug before the clock ticks midnight guarantees a prosperous year ahead. To enhance your chances at that fortune, be sure to wear\u00a0red underwear\u00a0and break some glasses while chanting the classic \u201cHappy New Year!\u201d Azvision.az 4. Wave bad luck goodbye. Those more into extreme traditions than sitting at home and cooking might consider ringing in the new year in\u00a0Brazil. If you go to Rio de Janeiro on New Year\u2019s Eve, make sure you bring beautiful, white clothing that rumor says will bring peace of mind in the following year. Brazilians believe midnight should catch you nowhere else but in the water, jumping seven waves, if you want to enhance your chances of success next year. Mind you \u2013 some say you are not supposed\u00a0to turn away from the ocean\u00a0when you\u2019re jumping; Otherwise, you\u2019ll get quite the opposite effect. GETTY 5. Burn an \u201cold man.\u201d It might sound quite brutal, but many of our southern neighbors say it\u2019s totally fine. In some parts of\u00a0Mexico, mainly in the south, people put the past behind them by making a human-sized dummy called \u201cel Viejo\u201d (the grandpa) or \u201ca\u00f1o Viejo\u201d (past year) that they set ablaze at midnight on New Year\u2019s to close an old cycle and\u00a0start afresh. The tradition can be found in other Latin American countries, such as Ecuador, where it\u2019s OK for these dummies to look like anything from politicians to evil cartoon characters. Go wild. GETTY 6. Pop some grapes and grab a suitcase. Fruits are also the main protagonist in this Latin American tradition: In some countries, such as Venezuela or\u00a0Bolivia, people believe good luck comes from eating exactly 12 grapes at midnight. NPR For those yearning to travel in the coming year, there\u2019s another trick \u2013 rolling a\u00a0suitcase\u00a0down the block or around the house so you\u2019ll explore numerous destinations in 2018. Some Latin Americans believe that ending the night by counting money will give you more to spend on upcoming travels. GETTY 7. Fill your house with money - and some round fruit. There's no need to head to the ocean for good luck on New Years in the\u00a0Philippines. Instead, people wear clothes with polka dots and jump as much as possible at midnight, also hoping to get a few inches taller. To bring more prosperity in the new year, Filipinos also scatter coins in every room when the clock ticks midnight. Another good luck tip from the country: Keeping the lights on and having\u00a012 round fruits\u00a0on the dinner table. GETTY Credits:\u00a0usnews.com Share this story on Facebook with your friends.