Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Have a nice safe New Years, call or hug your family and watch as the New Year comes in.

We are heading down to Queretaro's main Plaza later to find a bite to eat and will then head back "home" to watch the festivities on TV. We were hoping that at least one other RV might pull in so we could share some snacks but no luck. We have been here by ourselves since we checked in two weeks ago.

It is a well known fact that fireworks scare away demons here in Mexico so we expect to hear lots of them tonight. I have my earplugs handy if I need them!

Here is a list of Mexican New Years Traditions:

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.

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. Croft
    I can think of several for #6. Wisconsin Scott Walker comes to mind.
    Happy New Year to you and Norma.
    Bill in Nebr.

  2. Ooh, I was going to stick pins in my effigy of Harper, but stuffing it with fireworks sounds like so much more fun!

    Happy new year!

  3. Great thoughts....Happy New Year you two. Now if one of your wear read and the other yellow you will have it made for 2012!!

  4. Never heard of the underwear trick. *damn* most of mine are blue. Does this mean I got neither money nor love?
    That sucks.

  5. Lots of red and yellow undies for sale in the Xalapa area ;-)

    Happy New Year amigo! Have a safe journey and a GREAT year.

  6. Boo! No other couples to celebrate New Years Eve this year! And you guys are such a fun couple to have parties with...
    Happy New Year to you too and have a safe trip through Mexico.
    love Claudia and PJ (your Dutch friends)