There a few old New Years tradition in my family that I would like to share with you my Hub family… New years day dinner, before anyone was allowed to leave the table and be on their merry way, we had to endure a couple of maybe weird traditions.
***The oldest person in the room lines up all the others present and hands them all a small coin as a prosperity symbol for the coming year.
***The head of the family chose an apple from the bowl on the dinner table and sliced it into as many slices as there were people present at the table. (This symbolizes that no-one in the family would be alone and suffer hunger; the whole family would look after each other and share and share alike.) We, my kids and I, think this is a nice sentiment so we keep this tradition going. ***Then a bowl of still in shell walnuts was passed around the table, everyone had to choose one. After it was cracked, it predicted your health's state for the coming year. If your walnut was all golden and healthy you had a good year coming up, but if it was all dried up or rotten you were in for a bad year. (You know I don't think I want to put my well-being dependent on a nut so we 'Xnay' this tradition.)
For all the traditions that make absolutely no sense there are a few that just bring back the old fuzzy-good-feelings of the past.
WELL ON THAT NOTE! Here is my small coin to all of you with my best wishes for a prosperous 2009, may you find lots of healthy walnuts and an apple that needs to be cut into many, many slices...
Happy New Year and kindest regards Zsuzsy
Thank you rmr .....cheers with my filled glass of scotch on the rocks...its almost time
We follow mostly Chinese-inspired traditions like having round fruits on the table (for wealth i guess- round being the shape of money), jumping up and down when the clock strikes 12 so you'd at least get a centimenter added to your height in the coming year and lots of fireworks to drive off bad spirits! Sounds weird but i can't do anything about it being just one of the many leaves in the tree
Anyway, tradition or no tradition, I wish you nothing but the best in the coming year! Happy New Year
Sweetie Pie All the best for the New Year to you my dear.
and the very best 2009 to you Cris.
Happy coin to you Suzie and all! You're all invited over for black-eyed peas tomorrow--for good luck in the coming year!
Thanks for the invite Christoph... I'll bring the punch, okay?
The best to you in the coming year. zs
Great traditions Zsuzsy. Looking for a great big golden Walnut tonight, LOL, Happy New Year from Las Vegas.
Happy New Year All! It's almost that time here in California!
sinnersystems.com the best to you in the comming year.
Earl a Happy 2009 to you and the rest of California too.
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