Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Feliz Ano Nuevo!!!! Happy New Year

And its about time too...2007 was about to kill me. New Year and New Luck--not that Im superstitious or anything, but I did throw a basin of water out the front door and ate 12 grapes at midnight as dictated in the Cubanaso handbook.

Having 12 grapes one for each month of the year in the New Years Eve night is customary to the Cuban people. This is also said to shower good luck and blessings to the household. Another unique New Year tradition popular among the Cuban people is to dress up and walk around the house on New Years Day carrying an empty suitcase. This believed to usher in frequent travels and tours in the ensuing year.
There is a family tradition to open both the front door and the back door at midnight of New Years Eve. The Back Door is left opened to Let out the Old Year and the Front Door is opened to welcome the New Year bringing good luck and cheer to the whole family.

Hey, pretty strange goings on in a Cuban household, but i wouldn't have it any other way!!!!
I went out last night to meet some friends at a local dive not far from home. I get so paranoid about drunks on New Years Eve that I left the house at 11:30 and returned home at 12:30. Enough time to get a buzz, drink cheap champagne and kiss complete strangers at midnight. (And some people have the nerve to say that I dont know how to have a good time :/ )
Prosper Ano Nuevo, y'all

1 comment:

Cowgirl Betty said...

Happy new year as well--very stylin' new look! I love it!

I spent the new year watching TV on DVD in my pjs. (Hun was in Times Square with some friends to watch the ball drop. He said it was an experience he will remember and not repeat!)