After Christmas is the time we get busy preparing for the New Year. It has been a tradition for us to prepare well during that time of the year. It needs to be more festive. We usually cook at home with friends and welcome the New Year full of festivities. A bottle of champagne is of the essence, together with something long like pasta noodles, something round like ham and cheese and something sticky sweet. Last year we had tikoy. The end of every meal is sealed with our tradition of sweet toasting where you toast the sweet with each person before eating it. It is pretty much like wine toasting only with sweet food. As believed, sticky sweet food symbolizes strong and sweet bond throughout the year. It won’t hurt if you try it right?
Soon as 12MN strikes, we would shake our pockets full of bills and coins and go around the house throwing coins. Oh, we also open all the lights and let the water flow from all the faucets inside the house. Since last year, another tradition was added in our list where we open our car doors, engine and lights and continuously honk the horn.
You gotta love those new year superstitions that has now evolved into tradition. I have been celebrating New Year’s Eve for years wearing only one shirt, my red and yellow polka-dots shirt; which I truly love. It may be cheesy for some but these traditions make you love and look forward the Holiday season every year.
So from my family to yours, Happy Holidays!