Saturday, January 5, 2008

New Year Traditions

I wanna thank Midas of Mother, Wife, Etcetera, Etc. for having a thought of me this new year by forwarding this tag. I know this is kinda late. Hope this can still be considered.:-)

I'm also tagging everyone who are interested to join. You can leave your message if you wish to do so... Have a pleasant weekend to all of us!

Rule: Copy the person and persons’ names that sent it to you and link it to their site, then add your own at the top of the list. It really helps to build community.

Here it goes: What are some of your new year’s good luck traditions?

My own family like most other Filipino families also does exercises that we believe would somehow bring a pleasant providence for each member all through out the coming new year. But over the years, I also had been holding on to a few personal practices aside from the traditional ones... First. I always see to eat that all areas of the house are clean. Keeping myself awake before the clock strucks 12midnight and one thing I never fails to do is to play a music to make noise (lol!). Texting and sending greetings to friends and loved ones will follows...
Nancy of Peaceful Mind and Just the way it is...

Our new year tradition is to do things on January 1 the way we want to do things throughout the year. This is in addition to lots of food, fire crackers, money in pocket, and fruits. I would always wake up early on January 1, read books, keep my room orderly, and generally be productive without rushing things. Midas of Mother, Wife, Etcera, Etc. (aka Shoshana aka Shosh)

Our tradition back home to have 12 different kinds of fruits put in white bowl, my mom wear dotted dress with pocket so she can put her 24 coins to shake when the clock struck at 12 then family gather together around the table with traditional foods and we pray. [ i really missed this tradition with my family back home]. Other good luck tradition hung a grapes by the door. Carlota of My Daily Sunset 2

My beloved mother told us don’t open the money pouches until a few days have passed. Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck, she said 13 different kinds of fruits is good luck, and family together around tables of traditional foods. lolli of s0-cute.net

My mom used to collect some coins and when the new year comes she put the coins in a bowl and shake it to create sounds. She said its good luck for money throughout the year. And also wearing dotted dresses on new year don’t know why. CC and chalyza and keep.

I don’t have any traditionals during New Year. Juliana RW

My old folks always told us to avoid spending money on new years day. They said, once you spend on the first day of the year, you like to spend the rest of the year. Behind d Scenes of ME and Retchel’s Pure Life and A little bit of me

I grew up believing that if you have some money on your pocket (whatever you’re wearing) come New Year’s eve it will ensure steady flow of income throughout the year. The other belief is that the main door of the house should be wide open come New Year’s eve so that good luck will be ushered in. Juliana of MY WORLD and JULIANA’S LAIR.

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