First of all I would like to wish all of you a HAPPY 2013!!! Hoping that it will be a year full of love, health and of course lots of Italy via my blog!
After celebrating new year’s eve in The Netherlands for the past couple of years, this year we’ve celebrated it in Italy. We went to our friend’s place with others to have a fun and relaxing night with plenty of delicious food of course. The fun thing is that Italians are pretty superstitious. I wanted to share some of the traditions Italians have on New Year’s Eve that will bring good luck in the new year:
- Wear red underwear; it will bring you good luck, not only on new year’s eve but also in the rest of the new year!
- Put some spumante behind your ears. Easy enough, right? Although I must admit I totally forgot about this…oops
- Make sure the man congratulates the woman first. If it’s the other way around it will bring bad luck.
- Eat lenticchie with cotechino or zampone. Lenticchie will bring you money in the new year, so I say just eat a bit you never know. I just ate the lenticchie and no cotechino and zampone because I’m not in to that at all.
- In Naples it’s a tradition to throw out old stuff from the window and start the new year with new stuff. I’m not planning to celebrate new year’s eve in Naples anytime soon…wow…that’s pretty dangerous!
For those who didn’t know this, maybe these tips help you for next year. Italians are superstitious not only on new year’s eve but in general. I’ll dedicate a post to that some other time.
I really hope you all have had a wonderful new year’s eve wherever in this world and if you have some traditions in your country, please leave a comment and share it!! I always love culturer differences…