October 25, 2009 10:29am CST
In our country it’s a practice to have at least three to five types of round fruits, or as many as 12 kinds, on your table come New Year’s Eve. Since we don’t have that much budget to come up with 12 kinds of round fruits, which understandably are more expensive than they are during any other part of the year, we usually have to do with three types — apples, grapes, and oranges. According to my grandparents, round fruits symbolize money and blessings. These will attract positive vibes for wealth and abundance. Now can you name other types of round fruits aside from those that I’ve mentioned? Who knows I will be blessed with extra money this year and good enough to complete the 12 round fruits. At least, I will have an idea what are these other fruits. Have you had any experiences similar to this? Do you have any unique practices or customs in your country in celebrating the New Year or similar holidays? Please share. Thanks.