Friday, December 29, 2006

Latin American New Year's Traditions

With New Year's just days away, most of us have our party plans set. Part of those plans include partaking in traditions with roots in our native countries. Many of us partake of the ritual stemming from madre Spain, eating 12 grapes at the 12 strokes of midnight, making a wish with each uva and ensuring 12 months of good luck. Many South American countries including Ecuador and Colombia burn an effigy of the old year. Others insist in wearing, sometimes inside out, yellow or red underwear. Regardless of how you celebrate the New Year, may all of you have a healthy and happy one.

Feliz 2007!

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1 comment:

latinworld said...

The latins are a fascinating people. Their history and traditions are interesting and amazing, for the fact that they still exist today, after such a long time.