There’s a lot of Filipino superstitions for New Years Eve, such as filling your pockets with coins, putting coins around the house, jumping, and turn on all the lights. What do you do?
A tradition within Philippines is to have 12 circular fruit ready for the New Year to welcome prosperity into the home! Each fruit represents each month, and the roundness symbolises coins. The more different they are from each other, the better. I might swop one later for a pineapple! In order to fulfill this superstition some extra money, all the fruit need to be consumed before they go off. (Not everyone does this) A bit of a challenge! You may laugh, but every time I have done this, it has worked!
There is always more than 12 circular fruits in the supermarkets. A lot of them come in packs, so I always end up giving the spares to family so they are not running around looking for 12 fruit on the day. I have Cantaloupe Melon, Grapes, Mango, Pear, Kiwi, Peach, Pomegranate, Plum, Peach, Passion fruit, Apple, Persimmons. I might swop one for a Pineapple! then to use them up – I just make smoothies and have some for breakfast! Also handy to give some to JJ.
I hope the New Year exceeds all your expectations sprinkled with loads of love and joy !