Here it is! The very last day of 2014!! Here we are preparing for some family traditions. Today, I have gathered our rounded different fruits on the dining table, for a fruitful year. Tonight, we will go for the New Year’s Eve mass, for thanksgiving and blessings. It shall be followed by the traditional Medianoche, which means Midnight Dinner. This delightful tradition was something we have inherited from the spaniards. And as the midnight turns over, I shall leave some coins by the door for money good luck. We shall keep some in our pockets of course. We shall wear something with polka dots, again for money good luck. At midnight, as the new year turns over, we would bash coins for prosperity, and make loud noises to welcome the new year, and to shoo away any bad luck . We would jump, dance, hug, and kiss together, and watch the fireworks (if weather permits). And after the chaos has settled down, we would make another trip to the church for a visit to pray, to thank for another Year, and to feel the solemnity of the first hour of the year.
The best thing about this last day, is that it is followed by a new beginning!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!
What traditions do you have?