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.
12 LUCKY FRUIT’s FOR NEW YEAR
These are some common belief we practice in New Year’s eve
- 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
- 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
- Lights should be all open. Rice dispenser should be open – welcomes a bright New Year and abundance of food
- Wearing Polka dots clothes – It believes to bring good fortune, because polka dots is a circle that represents money
- 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.
- Sticky rice/Glutinous rice – we called it malagkit, symbolizes harmony and unity in the family
- We eat Noodles – we called it pancit in tagalog, symbolizes long life, due to the long strands of noodles.
- Eat together as a family – we gather to pray and eat together as a family. also for unity and harmony.
Twelve Round Fruits and a New Year’s Tradition
12 Lucky Fruits for New Year’s Eve
12 Round Fruits For Your New Year’s Eve Table
Warm Spinach, Bacon, and Orange Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
- 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
Fruits For Prosperity, Good Luck and Wealth on New Year’s Eve
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
10 New Year’s Traditions From Around the World
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.