In my family we have a tradition that every New Year’s eve we wear something new…usually underwear. This way we welcome the new year wearing something new . I have done it since I can remember.
I posted this on facebook and got many interesting answers. Here they are:
Susana : yes….….pink new underwear… don’t not why…..this year i forgot!
Raylene: Love it! I pick a word if the year as my mantra and try to stuff a grape for each of the 12 hours/months in my mouth (Spanish tradition) as the click gongs. Hilarity ensures…though it’s a little messy for new clothes.
Deb: We have a group of friends and we get together on New Year’s and wear pajamas and plan a mulitcourse dinner – that starts at 8 and ends right before 12.
Luciana: Put $ in your pocket. Brings good fortune.
Sergio: I do not, except for the usual party etc. I am starting a new tradition; ” to be here next year.”
Cintia: I do the same! BUT – it has to be pink. Don’t ask me why but that’s how i grew up celebrating the transition from the old to the new year. Hope you have an excellent 2011!
Peg: As soon as “the ball” drops we all run outside yelling Happy New Year and banging pots and pans to scare away the bad spirits.
Alyson: My friend from Colombia says yellow underwear for New Year’s.
Marlis: RED new undies in italy and the italian part of switzerland
I would love to know what the traditions are in your family or country.
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Happy & Healthy 2011!