Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WHAT'S YOUR NEW YEAR'S TRADITION?

Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason it has become common for people to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed the first visitor on New Year's Day would either bring in good luck or bad luck for the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that person happened to be a tall dark-haired man. NOW THAT'S LUCKY!!

Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring good luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring brings good luck because it symbolizes "coming full circle", completing a year's cycle. For that reason the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New Year's day will bring good fortune.
Many parts of the U. S. celebrate the new year by consuming black eyed peas.NO, NOT THEM!!

These legumes are accompanied by either hog jowls or ham. Black eyed peas or other legumes have been considered good luck in many cultures.
The hog and its meat are considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's day by many. Cabbage leaves are considered a sign of prosperity, representative of paper currency.
In some regions, rice is another lucky food that is eaten on New Year's Day.

Whatever your tradition, I hope you have fun. May it bring luck and prosperity to you this year!
CHEERS TO YOU, 2010!
TO MY BLOG FRIENDS, I SEND YOU A WISHBONE FOR GOOD LUCK, PROSPERITY, GOOD FORTUNE AND THE BEST OF HEALTH
MAY 2010 BRING ALL THE BEST THINGS YOU DESIRE TO YOU THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!



Monday, December 28, 2009

THANKS FOR COMING TO VISIT ME AT MY HOME OVER THE HOLIDAYS

The week between Christmas and New Years is usually a great time to with visit friends. I'm so glad you could come over and visit me. You can see how I have decorated my home
for the holidays. Come in, take your boots off and stay a while. I'm so glad you've made the trip! How did you ever make it through the snow??

Thanks for coming to my home. I hope you'll be back to visit again soon!