Spanish tradition is to eat 12 grapes at midnight of 31st December. While eating these grapes, Spaniards will make wishes. This tradition is believed to bring good luck for those who practice it. This grape eating tradition started back in 1895.
In Portugal the New Year celebration is also taken very seriously. The tradition is to drink champagne and eat twelve raisins – one for each month of the year, making a wish for each.
The top three places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the U.S. are Las Vegas, Disney World and of course, New York City.
Internationally, one of the biggest celebrations is in Sydney, Australia. More than 80,000 fireworks are set off from Sydney Harbour Bridge.------
In Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico, some families stuff a large doll, which is called Mr. Old Year, with memories from the past year. They also dress him in clothes from the outgoing year. At midnight, he is set ablaze, thus burning away the bad memories.
In the U.S. South it is not quite so drastic: It is good luck to eat foods like black eyed peas, ham and cabbage because it is thought they bring prosperity.
Well, that is basically all for today.
Yesterday was Christmas Day... and I loved it, but some trivia from me is this: my favorite night of the whole year is Christmas Night!!!
Yes. I do love when the holiday is over - and I can breathe. In - Out - slowly. Mm.
My daughter's family (who live in Oregon) will be here in the middle of January, so we will keep the Christmas decor up till then.
Still: I am relaxing for now.
Do I love relaxing?
There is nothing better!!!
I may do trivia on 'resting and relaxing' someday.
Well, that intrigues me - like how do folks do it?
What is the best way to rest/relax???
I'm all about that.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!