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Here comes our New Year’s eve tradition

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After Christmas celebration the next thing were gonna celebrate is welcoming the new year. Last time, I talked about some of the traditions we used to do during Christmas here in our country. Now I am going to discuss some of our country's new year eve tradition. Most of these were the things our ancestors have done and passed on to the next generations of the family. And most probably than not, these will passed on for the next century.

Wearing Polka dots

They said, wearing polka dots design shirt, dress or anything that has a polka dots design on New Year’s eve will bring luck and lots of money to the one wearing it. I don’t know if it’s true but most of the elders in the house when I was young are believers of that. So it has stuck in my young mind to wear polka dots design clothes on New Year’s eve, although when I grew up I didn’t followed it much. Maybe the reason why luck is not on my side. Guess I should start wearing it starting this year.

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Making so much noise

The more you make noise, the more you are casting away all the bad lucks for the coming new year. Aside from all the fire crackers, fireworks display, we can make noise by using pots and pans. The roar of the engine cars will also be heard during this time of the year. Kids are busy making sounds too using their handmade trumpets as they aren’t allowed to use fire crackers.

Fireworks Display

This is another form of noise but more pleasing in the eyes. Who would never love the colorful fireworks forming different shapes in the sky. Using fireworks has adapted from Chinese tradition to take away all the bad lucks and bad spirits. Unfortunately only few people can afford to have fireworks so some of us opted for a more cheaper way to welcome the new year, by using the dangerous firecrackers. Who would never forget the super lolo, goodbye Philippines, whistle bomb and so much more firecrackers which has been banned for years because of the dangers it brought. Honestly, eversince this was implemented, the cases of fireworks related at the hospital during new year’s eve has been reduced.

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12 round fruits

This is probably the famous or the very popular traditions in our country. This is in connection with welcoming luck for the next 12 months that’s why we have to prepare 12 fruits preferably fruits that are round in shape. Watermelons, oranges, pears, kiwi, apples and many others to complete the lucky 12 numbers that represents each month of the year. Whenever I go to the market I always make sure to bring a list of what fruits to buy so that I will never missed a single fruit. I am sure a lot of my countrymen can relate to this one.

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Festive Feasts

Oh how can we ever forget the best serving dishes on the table this year. For those who have a big family this is the great time to prepare all the yummy dishes to be share by each member of the family. They say that the reason why families are spending extra during this celebration is because of the beliefs from the ancestors that you wouldn’t be starving or run out of food for the next year. As of now, I am still thinking of what dishes to cook for this celebration, but pork barbecue will always be present at the table. I just love it.

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Full Containers

Honestly I only knew this tradition through my husband. Before the new year started every container in the house such as rice, salt, sugar and a lot more should be full to bring more prosperity and luck all throughout the coming year. So on my next grocery time, I better not forget to buy all these things so that I can full each container in the kitchen. I hope the luck will never forget us.

Avoiding Chicken and eating sticky foods

Another tradition that I learned from my husband's family. According to my husband, the reason why chicken dish is prohibited during New Year’s celebration is because chicken have wings, the luck might fly away, so better avoid serving it. On the other hand, sticky foods is also part of Filipino tradition which is according to Chinese will bring good luck. You’ll see a lot of “tikoy” in the supermarket even though it isn’t Chinese New Year yet because of this tradition that we Filipinos have adopted from Chinese Community.

Closing Thoughts

As you can see, almost all of the traditions we have were adopted from Chinese community because not too long ago, before Spaniards invaded our country, our ancestors were busy trading with the Chinese people. I guess, that’s the reason we had a lot of beliefs and it was passed on to every generations of the family.

How about you guys? What traditions do you usually do during this time of the year? I will be glad if you share some of your traditions specially to all my non Filipino friends.

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Though Filipinos have their own culture, however they are well-adpated to other cultures which i think it's not a big of a deal tho.

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6 months ago

We used to wear polka dots every new year but now it is just whatever we like haha! New years where special to me when I was a kid and now I think it just faded away.

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6 months ago

Kami wala na ata nagawa sa tradition minsan wala kasing budget ehh

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6 months ago

Pede naman sis sa kapitbahay😁

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6 months ago

Oo mangangapitbahay na nga lang ako sis. Hahah

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6 months ago

We are practicing this tradition Sis ,though just recently we had a twist. " wearing of polka dots" dapat daw sis squre designed. Para hindi barya-barya ang mareceive ba blessings😁

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6 months ago

hahaha! bet ko yan sis, para puro papel ang makuha natin 😁

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6 months ago

Oo sis, dolyares daw😁

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6 months ago

We also do the fireworks and festive food here in Nigeria

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6 months ago

We almost have the same tradition:)

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6 months ago

You see, the new year always has this special air around it and all the celebrations aside, the atmosphere alone is like a promise of a happy continuation.

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6 months ago

True that dear, were gonna leave the old year and welcome the new year with a blast:)

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6 months ago

Same tayo ng paniniwala sis yung kung walang polka dot na dress substitute nalang ng red color tapos mag iingay talaga yung TV full volume yung motor pinapaandar and many more.

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6 months ago

Very interesting tradition, a part from wearing polka dot, all are almost similar to my traditional way ofwelcoming the new year. Young people usually move from house to house by 12am, making alot of noise with cooking utensils and meats. They wouldn't leave until the occasion of the house give them gifts of money 😂

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6 months ago

Ang mga prutas ang nagdala sis. May gusto akong gawing "palihi" sa New Year, nakikita ko sa mga kaibigan ko di lang nila sinabi saken but nakita ko sa mga pic nila. Gagayahin ko hehe..

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6 months ago

Yung mag ingay lang naranasan ko dyan sis, yung iba wala lalo na yang mag suot ng polka dot na damit.

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6 months ago

hahaha! nakakamiss din ang mga ganitong kasiyahan, noong bata ako kahit wala kaming handa masaya kasi pupunta ako sa kamag anak ko at makikikain, hahaha:)

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6 months ago

Hahaha oo nga sis, kahit walang handa, makakain pa din ng masasarap ng pagkain kasi May kapitbahay at ilang kamag anak na naghahanda. Nakakamiss yung panahon nung kabataan natin sis

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6 months ago

Ako sis natutunan ko sa friend ko, cotton sa wallet para magaan daw ang pasok ng pera

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6 months ago

Ay talaga sis, bago to ngayon ko lang nalaman yan magawa nga sa new year😅

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6 months ago

Yes sis ako din nung nalaman ko ginawa ko din, ayos lng din naman hehe

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6 months ago

hahaha! sabi nga ni mister wala naman daw mawawala kung susubukan di ba

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6 months ago

Yes sis, nasa pagpursige pa din naman natin ang ating mga success eh

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6 months ago

Kapag new year talaga sis binubuksan namin yung mga bintana tapos mag iingay, para daw lumabas ang malas at pumasok ang swerte.hahahahah naka polkadots pang damit..sobrang masaya talaga ang New year sis.

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6 months ago

Super sis, one of the best season yan ng buhay natin, nakakamiss maging bata kasi wala kang iisipin kundi magsaya lang, pero pag magulang ka na ikaw na gagastos kaya malungkot na masaya hahaha!

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6 months ago

Hahahahah truth sis, mabuti nlang anak ko maliit pa..hindi pa nanghihingi 😂😂baka next year magtuturo na ng laruan to .😅😂😂

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6 months ago

hahaha! kaya mag ipon ka na muna sis, pag marunong nang magsalita at magtuturo sa mall yan ubos ang savings😁

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6 months ago

I remember before that my sister told me to hang in a wood so that I can grow however i didn't believe it since I'm not tall right now hahaha. We have so many traditions and it's one of the best. I prefer having firecrackers, I'm planning to use piccolo but it's more safer cause it will light before explode. I'm still careful since I'm not holding it.

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6 months ago

hahaha! When I was a still a kid, I was told to jump as high as I can so that I’ll grow taller, however just like you, it didn’t happened😅 Just be careful with using firecrackers so that nothing bad will take place:)

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6 months ago

Yung round fruits po talaga pinaka sikat dyan eh. Pero aside dyan po, ginagawa po namin is naglalagay po kami ng bigas na may barya sa baso. Tapos magpapagulomg din po ng barya at bilog na prutas tuwing 12AM hahaha

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6 months ago

Agree ako sa mga prutas na yan, dami kong nakakasabayang bumili sa ganyan, kakaloka ang mahal na rin pati ngayon. Ay ang saya nyo naman friend😅

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6 months ago

I relate the "Polka Dots" sis. I've heard it many times that if you're wearing like that on welcoming the new year, it gives you a luck. Hehe I tried it sis when I was in highschool.☺️😁

Another one is the round fruits that's why we always buy a round fruits every new year. I was shocked about the fireworks sis. It's my first time to hear that then about avoiding chicken and sticky foods.

There are a lot of traditions in our country sis but sometimes it follows also with the religions since there are a lot of different beliefs.

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6 months ago

hahaha! di ko pa nga nasama yung mga barya barya jan, nakalimutan ko, dami nating ek ek kapag mag new year. Masayang balikan yung noon, wag lang talaga yung andaming napuputukan ng paputok naku nangingilabot ako tuwing napapanuod ko yun

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6 months ago

Dami talaga pamahiin natin sis no pero yung goodbye Philippines nagloading ako nyan sis. Super lolo at whistle bomb nkita ko na.

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6 months ago

hahaha! loka ka sis, di ka ba natakot? si hubby malakas loob din sa mga paputok palibhasa nakasanayan nila

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6 months ago

Sis bumibili ng paputok c partner pg nkauwi ng december tpos ang mamahal pa kya sbi ko kinain pa ntin yun di sana busog tayo hahaha. Ayw ko ksi mgsyang ng pera sis.

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6 months ago

hahaha! bakit kaya ganyan sila, ang hihilig mag aksaya ng pera sa paputok, sabi naman ni hubby pangtanggal daw kasi ng malas, butas naman ang bulsa mo

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6 months ago

Asuss okay lng sana sis kung mumurahin lng eh di sana di ako mgrereklamo. Pero nong last paputok nila no bro dito nabaliktad sya so hinabol kami ng paputok kaya galit na galit ako non. Wla pa c bb kulot non.

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6 months ago

Ay grabe naman sis, mabuti walang nangyari kay partner mo

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6 months ago

Kaming lahat sis tinamaan tlaga at buti lng di msydo malala. Yung kpitbhay nmin na bading todo sigaw kahit naka payong non ksi umuulan non pero di malakas.

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6 months ago

At least walang napuruhan kundi imbes na swerte eh gastos ang wewelcome sa new year

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6 months ago

Kaya di na sya bumili sis ng paputok hahaha.. Saklap pg nadisgrasya ng bongga, dagdag gastos tlaga.

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