Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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 here 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. George Bush is going to get a big bang out of this one!

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.


  1. Gee, if I do number 6 they might call it a hate crime...

    Happy New Year to you...

  2. Hmmm, I don't know if burning (more like Exploding according to Croft's description) a politician in effigy can be considered a "Hate Crime", Eh? Maybe more like a Time Honored Tradition? I really like the Exploding part :~)


  3. Happy New Year, Croft!! For New Year's Eve, we were battling a blizzard with a dangerous wind-chill. After we thawed out, we ordered pizza, and settled down to a quiet evening. We offered a "toast" to you and Norma, hoping our turn will come soon ! I'm thinking that you might have Rae and Miranda following you, with us right behind !! Please stay safe, and enjoy every last minute of this great ride....sincerely, Trent and Teresa, Regina, Sask