New Year's Eve Traditions

@meumeu25 (917)
United Arab Emirates
December 26, 2012 7:33am CST
New year is in the air. Happy New Year Everyone!!! Since I was a child my family always follow a tradition on new year's eve. We spend the night all together inside our home, buy 13 round fruits for the banquet, put the tv and radio/components in very high volume, light the fire crackers, spread coins in the front door and put some on our pockets, jump when the clock turns to 12 and lots more. These are common traditions in my country but lots of family or people still do it. Do you and your family also do traditions on New Year's eve?
4 responses
@misjoseph (162)
26 Dec 12
My family and i all do the same thing. we have somethings in common after all. New Year's Eve traditions is just so special to us...
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@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Dec 12
Hi :), It's amazing that after all these years lots of people still believe in the same traditions. As long as it can't harm us there's no reason to stop doing them.
28 Dec 12
i agree totally
• China
26 Dec 12
In my hometown, people will eat tofu and fish on new year's Eve. And also, we will watch the New Year gala in CCTV with the whole family.
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@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Dec 12
Hi, Oh really... That is new to me. In my country, some people avoid to make a delicacy made of chicken because they believe that it will they have to work hard financially for the whole year.
@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Dec 12
Sorry for the typo, I mean " they will have"
@06MLam (622)
27 Dec 12
Since I'm a Chinese, my family do not celebrate the New Year much. However, we do celebrate the Lunar New Year and we are still following all the Lunar New Year tradition. Obviously, the most exciting part of Lunar New Year might probably be receiving red pockets, which means you have money to buy new presents. Yet, I have not been at home for Lunar New Year for 4 years after I moved to the UK for my study. I really miss Lunar New Year at home.
@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Dec 12
Hi :), I remember when I was a child, there was a chinese man who comes to our place every lunar new year, he had a van full of toys. Then he gathers the children around his van and give the toys them. At first we were hesitant to accept the gifts but when he went to the parents and introduce himself to everybody, the kids started to anticipate for the next time he comes back. Lunar new year must be very especial for Chinese people. I know how your feeling, it's really different celebrating especial occasions without our family.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
We practice a similar tradition as that of yours. Having 13 round fruits, lighting fireworks, making sure our pockets have coins - mostly I think are Chinese inspired which I think are done to ward off evil spirits and bring prosperity for the coming year. I'm not really sure if this does indeed work though. They're just something we've been accustomed to doing every year.
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@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Dec 12
These traditions are actually inspired by Chinese, I think not everything works though, the staying inside our home all together for instance didn't work for us since I and my sis are going to celebrate without the whole family, although the spirit of the tradition is still there.