Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve Traditions, Mexico Style!

New Years is our chance to get rid of the negative in our lives to make room for the positive. New Years Traditions abound in Mexico and include:

1) Make a list of all the negative things of the past year and just before midnight, throw the list into the fire. This will rid them from your life forever.

2) Wear red underwear if you want love and yellow if you want money.

3) Eat one grape and make one wish with each of the twelve strokes of the clock as it counts out midnight.

4) Sweep out your house before midnight. This rids the house of the negative forces that have accumulated over the past year.

5) Bringing your luggage outside at New Years will ensure you will travel in the upcoming year.

6) Make an effigy of a hated politician, stuff it with fireworks and set fire to it at midnight.

7) Visualize a huge cloud crossing the sky at midnight. People who are lucky enough to have a glimpse of the cloud are believed to experience good luck in the New Year.

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  1. Red underwear, check! House swept, check! Does Bush count?, check. Allergic to grapes but not wine, a gulp of wine for each stroke of the clock, will do. Need to get the luggage out when we get back from town tonight.

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    1. Hope you had a good one but we all set the baseline a little high in San Miguel de Allende!

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  2. Ha. Good info. How about #8. Blow off as many fireworks as you can on the last day of the year - all day long. The loudest wins!! Not sure what would be the result - other than scaring off all the dogs. I've had about five near heart attacks today already. However, we are excited about the huge display planned for tonight - we saw the set up down the beach today. Darn - I missed taking a picture!

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    1. There never is Bill, there never is! ;)

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  4. Happy New Year to you two - have a GREAT year!

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  5. Did you see the smoke and flames from here at the Sands at your RV Park around midnight? I burned effigy's of the whole darned Republican Congress!

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    1. So THAT'S what it was! I thought someone had burned down Canada's Parliament Buildings and that I could see it from here!

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  6. We were still in Mexico on New Year's Eve and went to bed around 9 but stayed awake a while watching Netflix.

    We heard some very loud booms every so often and I thought it would wake me if I went to sleep before 12 but they didn't and I did. So not sure if I slept that sound or if they didn't actually set off many at midnight.

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    1. Mexicans do not leave all their fireworks for the last minute but spread them out through the day, usually starting early in the morning. I suspect Algogones has adopted most of the American traditions to cater to the tourists going down there in expectation of something they are used to. We started to see Santa in some of the northern Mexican States even though "Christmas" is on January 6 when the Three Kings leave small gifts outside each child's door.

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