12 Fruits For New Year


Fruits For New Year is tasty and healthy alternative to candy or sweet treats during celebrations. The chart below details 12 fruits and the significance of each for the new year. It is time to celebrate the New Year, and the New Year is a new beginning! So we should use this to start better routines, lifestyle changes or changes that we have been thinking about for a long time. If you want to give in all completely, then prepare some fruits of your choice. I’ll share with you twelve fruits for new year to bring luck.


In the Philippines, It is part of our tradition for every Filipinos to have 12 round of fruits on display at the table on New year’s eve. It represents each fruits for every month.

Filipinos believe that it brings Prosperity, Happiness, Good health and Money on the coming year.

We often have fruits on display in our table on New year’s eve such as apples, orange, pineapple, watermelon, grapes, melon, longan, coconut pear, pomelo and many more, and just every fruit that is round. each color of the fruit has it’s meaning and shape of the fruit symbolizing luck.


Green and Purple – symbolize prosperity

Pink – symbolize good health

Red – symbolize happiness and luck

Yellow – symbolize happiness and unity

Orange – symbolize gold and money


Circle or Round represents money or coins which will attracts good fortune to our house hold.

As my family live in the Middle east, we still continue to bring the tradition in our household. we’re practicing the tradition as far as i remember. (I bet many Filipinos abroad still practice the tradition). besides it’s something nice to look at, with different colors and shapes.

Culture speaks

speaking of culture. we got this culture from Chinese ancestry.

Superstitious Belief

As funny as it gets with our beliefs, we still practice it and still common for us. anyway we believe that, There is no harm in believing, It might even get you good luck.

These are some common belief we practice in New Year’s eve

  1. Jump as high as you can when the New Year’s eve come – to become taller. (I did it every year when i was young, but it didn’t change my height, I’m still 5 feet tall) … lol haha : – D
  2. Make very loud noises during New year’s eve – to drive away bad luck or bad spirit. (my Father do it with very loud firecrackers, I do it with trumpets and banging the pots and pans. haha
  3. Lights should be all open. Rice dispenser should be open – welcomes a bright New Year and abundance of food
  4. Wearing Polka dots clothes – It believes to bring good fortune, because polka dots is a circle that represents money
  5. Throwing coins around the house – It attracts money to the house hold. (My mother used to do these, she throws lots of coins inside the house, and we children are racing to pick all the coins… hahaha This is soo much fun, believe me.
  6. Sticky rice/Glutinous rice – we called it malagkit, symbolizes harmony and unity in the family
  7. We eat Noodles – we called it pancit in tagalog, symbolizes long life, due to the long strands of noodles.
  8. Eat together as a family – we gather to pray and eat together as a family. also for unity and harmony.

As i was writing this, I can’t help but to laugh and cried a bit. i am so delighted to remember my childhood, when life was very simple. crying because, i am not home for my parents at New year’s eve. I really missed them. though i will call them at New year’s eve Philippine time.

You are very lucky if you are home for New year’s eve : – )

This coming New year’s eve, I planned to put 12 round fruits and veggies on my table for display that includes:

  1. apple
  2. watermelon
  3. melon
  4. blueberries
  5. pomegranate
  6. tomato
  7. garlic
  8. potato
  9. onion
  10. lemon
  11. pear
  12. orange

Every year, I am putting a plate with sugar, coins and cottons in it. sugar for sweetness in life, coins for fortune and cottons for harmony, unity and purity of life.

Twelve Round Fruits and a New Year’s Tradition

People say gathering twelve round fruits on the eve of a new year ushers in prosperity and good fortune. One round fruit for each month of the new year, they say. My mom faithfully follows this tradition, which I have adopted as my own.

It has been a remarkable year for Jun-blog — a year filled with noteworthy mentions in print, television, and radio plus a Saveur nomination — for which I am truly, truly grateful. On the last day of this magical year, a beautiful bowl of fruits adorns our kitchen table. Apples and oranges. Pears and persimmons. Red globe grapes. Quince. Pomegranate. Kiwis and mangoes. Twelve round fruits for another magical year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Happy New Year, my dear friends. May all your wishes and dreams in the New Year come true.

12 Lucky Fruits for New Year’s Eve

2020 is only a day away and Filipinos are now busy buying items and preparations for another extravagant holiday, the New Year’s Eve celebration. It is part of our tradition to prepare foods and buy fruits that bring good luck and prosperity throughout the year. Most of us believe that serving round fruits represents coins which we believed to bring wealth. The tradition of having 12 lucky fruits has been part of every Filipino household.

So why 12? Twelve represents the months we have in a year.

Here’s a list of 12 lucky fruits to complete your fruit table for this holiday.

1. Apples 

 in Chinese the term for apple is “ping” which means harmony. There are 2 kinds of apples the green and the red one. Green represents money and red apples symbolizes good luck!

2. Avocado 

 the fruit’s colors green and purple symbolizes prosperity.

3. Bananas 

this fruit symbolizes unity and the fruit’s color represents happiness. Who doesn’t want to be happy right? Eat your bananas!

4. Grapes 

a “luxury fruit”. Often ate by royalties this fruit symbolizes wealth , fortune, fertility and prosperity.

5. Lemons 

it’s citric odor and essence is known to wash away negative energy.

6. Mango 

 the sweetness of this fruit stands for strong family ties.

7. Oranges 

in Chinese tradition the color symbolizes gold and the round shape signifies money.

8. Papaya 

just like oranges, in Chinese tradition the fruit represents gold.

9. Pineapple 

the Chinese word for pineapple is “ong-lai,” which means “fortune cones.”

10. Pomelo  

its bright red or pink pulp represents good health. It also symbolizes family unity and it’s also believed to bring good luck to the entire family.

11. Watermelon

symbolizes prosperity  and it’s seeds stand for abundance. This round and juicy fruit is perfect for New Year’s Eve.

12. Guavas 

this fruit represents good fortune and fertility.

12 Round Fruits For Your New Year’s Eve Table

Here’s how our Filipino New Year’s tradition goes—display 12 round fruits in your home on New Year’s Eve to bring good fortune and happiness for the coming year. That’s probably why local markets and groceries are brimming with round fruits this time of the year.

Having trouble coming up with a list of round fruits to bring home? Choose any of these to complete your lucky dozen: apples, Asian pears, cherries, chico, grapes, guavas, lanzones, longan, lychees, mangosteen, melons, oranges, peaches, plums, pomelo, rambutan, star apple, and the list goes on. But in the end, what’s most important is to choose fruits that you actually enjoy eating.

Once you have your 12 fruits, place them in a basket or bowl and display during your New Year’s Eve celebration. If you’re really a stickler for tradition (or perhaps a tad superstitious), then at the stroke of midnight, go ahead and take at least one bite out of all 12 fruits. Add noodles for long life and a sticky dessert (think palitaw or sapin sapin) for the good fortune to stick—and you’re all set to greet 2019 armed with all the good luck you’ll need to get through the new year.

The day after, what do you do with all that fruit? Simply peel and enjoy, blend into a fruit shake, or even add to your favorite salad for a touch of sweetness. Here’s one of our favorite recipes that pairs bitter spinach, salty bacon, with the sweet acidity of oranges or dalandan.

Warm Spinach, Bacon, and Orange Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

Recipe by Katherine Jao

Serves 2

  • 1/2 cup bacon strips
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup diced and roasted beets
  • 8 to 12 orange, mandarin, or dalandan segments
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted    


  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • pinch of pepper

1. Cook bacon, remove from pan, and strain out oil. Reserve oil for the sesame vinaigrette.

2. Whisk together ingredients for the sesame vinaigrette and keep warm.

3. Heat spinach leaves in pan used to cook bacon. Drizzle a good amount of sesame vinaigrette. Turn off heat and toss in bacon. 

4. Transfer to a plate and top with beets, orange segments, and pine nuts. Serve warm with sesame vinaigrette on the side.

 Fruits For Prosperity, Good Luck and Wealth on New Year’s Eve

Hanz Cua said that people should wear red to welcome the New Year 2019 be­cause it symbolises luck and wealth. He has adviced that people should make some noise as this will get rid the house of evil spir­its or bad luck.

Lucky Fruits for 2019: Eat These Fruits For Prosperity, Good Luck and Wealth on New Year's Eve

In a matter of few hours, we will be welcoming New Year 2019 with much joy and fervour. Almost all of us have plans in place to celebrate New Year’s Eve with pomp and show at amazing parties. However, there are many who are opting to enter the New Year on a traditional note. And what better way than to do with fruits. Have you ever wondered why fruits are offered to god or to mark an auspicious and important event in Indian and Chinese households? Well, because fruits are considered lucky and symbolise goodness. In fact, there are lucky fruits for 2019 according to Feng Shui, also known as the Chinese geomancy. There are 12 lucky fruits for New Year 2019, and it includes everything from apple to watermelon. We had earlier covered lucky foods of 2019 that are considered to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Lucky Foods For 2019: Eat These Food Items For Good Luck and Prosperity in The Oncoming Year.

There are several customs and traditions attached to an important occasion. And when an event is as big as welcoming New Year, one can totally understand the hype around it. New Year presents an individual with an opportunity to start everything anew and fresh. It is like being presented with a clean slate to write what your heart desires from scratch. One very popular tradition is an inclusion of fresh fruits at the time of New Year as per Chinese traditions. Chinese loves fruits. They believe fresh fruits at New Year symbolises new beginning to the life, and sweet fruits represent sweet wishes for the year.

Lucky Fruits for 2019 That Will Bring You Prosperity, Good Luck and Wealth

Master Hanz Cua, Asia’s celebrated Feng Shui master, said 12 fruits symbolise 12 months of the year. Round shape represents coins (money). Having these fruits while welcoming the New Year will attract wealth and prosperity in 2019. According to media reports, the 12 fruits and their symbolisation in Chinese: 1) Apple means peace harmony 2) Orange is for success 3) Banana is for harmony 4) Watermelon symbolises money 5) Papaya is for good health 6) Melon for money 7) Pear is for good health 8) Kiat-Kiat, more money 9) Grapes means abundance 10) Pineapple is for success 11) Mango represents colour of money and 12) Lemon removes bad luck. Here take a quick look at all these lucky fruits and their significance as per Feng Shui for 2019.

APPLE – Peace and Harmony

BANANA – Unity and Happiness

GRAPES – Wealth and Abundance

LEMON – Removes Bad Luck

MANGO – Colour of Money

ORANGE – Represents Gold and Money

Round shape symbolises money in Chinese food symbolism. Melon, Watermelon, Orange and Kiat-Kiat all will attract fortune, wealth and prosperity. The Feng Shui master has also talked about apart from fruits. He spoke of serving noodles or spaghetti dishes as they symbolise long life; fish dishes as they represent good savings; lechon, a pork dish representing prosperity; pechay (Chinese cabbage) symbolic of good fortune; cake representing harmony; and peanut and seeds meaning fertility.

Hanz Cua said that people should wear red to welcome the New Year 2019 be­cause it symbolises luck and wealth. He has adviced that people should make some noise as this will get rid the house of evil spir­its or bad luck. One must also declutter their house or apart­ment and importantly make sure the rice, sugar, salt contain­ers are full. Well guys, take note of all these important tips to make sure you have a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2019.

10 New Year’s Traditions From Around the World

New Year's Eve

As you make your plans to ring in 2022, consider partaking in one of the New Year’s traditions from around the world. The past few years have truly been unlike any other, but one thing has been clear—certain practices are now more important than ever, as they keep us grounded and remind us of the future ahead (and what to look out for, if you’re following any New Year’s superstitions). 

Many still can’t travel this year, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite New Year’s traditions from cultures all over the globe. Pick one that lends itself to virtual celebration, or ask a few friends to join in the fun. (Or you can always just make a plan to watch some of the best New Year’s movies instead.) We all need all the good luck we can get! May 2022 be a year of good fortune with a generous dose of sanity. And don’t forget to make those New Year’s resolutions.

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1. United States: Watching the ball drop

Millions of Americans gather around their television sets (or on the streets of Times Square, despite freezing temps) to watch the ball drop at the stroke of midnight each year. Kicking off in 1907 to ring in January 1908, New York Times owner Adolph Ochs created the event to draw attention to the Times’s new headquarters, and it’s been an annual spectacle and one of the most popular New Year’s Eve celebrations ever since.

Brazil beach

2. Brazil: Heading to the beach

“In Brazil, people usually go to the beach since it’s the summer there. Immediately after midnight, you’re supposed to jump seven waves while making seven wishes,” says Hudson Bohr, a Brazilian photographer based in NYC. The tradition is rooted in paying homage to Yemanja, the goddess of water. “Before you get in the water, you’re supposed to wear all white, as it symbolizes purity.”


3. Spain: Eating 12 grapes

The Spanish start off their new year by eating 12 grapes, which symbolize each strike of the clock. The tradition of las doce uvas de la suerte started in the late 19th century and is believed to ward off evil while boosting your chances of a prosperous and lucky new year. However, this will work only if you manage to eat all of the grapes in a matter of seconds since they need to be gone by the time the clock finishes striking midnight. 

Fire in a pit

4. India: Building a sculpture of an old man and burning it down

“Back in Bombay we’d make an effigy of an ‘old man’ that symbolized the old year and burn it at midnight,” says Stephanie Fernandes, an associate creative director at BBDO San Francisco. The burning symbolizes the passing of grievances from the old year and makes space for a new year to be born. “Everyone would gather around singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and then it would turn into a little party. Bombay is very cosmopolitan and was home to people of various faiths, therefore we’d have a ton of different festivals, but this was one that united across ages and faiths.” 

Soba noodles

5. Japan: Eating soba noodles

People in Japan kick off the new year by eating a warm bowl of soba noodles. The tradition dates back to the Kamakura period and is tied to a Buddhist temple giving out the noodles to the poor. Because the long thin noodles are firm yet easy to bite, it is believed eating them symbolizes a literal break away from the old year.  


6. France: Feasting with Champagne

While the notion of drinking wine in France is about as groundbreaking as florals for spring, the French up the ante and go all out on Champagne to celebrate the new year. There is usually plenty of dancing and party hopping, but this year gatherings will likely be virtual (it’s Zoom season, the holiday edition). The food choices, however, remain the same: sparkling wines are paired with oysters, turkey, goose, or a Cornish hen.

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7. Haiti: Sharing soup joumou

“January 1 is actually Haitian Independence Day,” says Olivier Joseph, a graduate student at Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. “We eat pumpkin soup (soup joumou) because it was a delicacy that enslaved Black people were not allowed to have. We often go to other people’s houses and bring some of our soup and swap for some of theirs—everyone makes it a little different.” 

Broken plate

8. Denmark: Throwing old plates

Chucking plates at your friends usually signals a conversation gone very wrong. In Denmark, however, New Year’s Eve traditions like this bring your loved ones good luck. Tradition has it that the more broken kitchenware you accumulate on your door step, the better off you’ll be. 

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9. Canada: Going ice fishing

Freezing temps don’t keep Canadians from starting the new year with a winter favorite sport—ice fishing. According to Global News, families will rent heated huts and cooking equipment so that they can enjoy their feast with loved ones on the spot. 

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10. Philippines: Serving 12 round fruits

On New Year’s Eve, families in the Philippines make sure to serve 12 round fruits, like apples, grapes, and plums, which are believed to represent prosperity due to their shape, which mirrors coins. As for the lucky number, each fruit represents one month out of the year. 

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