Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017… from Don Jose Mexican Food Restaurant!

Mexican New Year is celebrated with a number of traditions. A number of colors are associated with the Mexican New Year traditions and each of the color refers to some significant thoughts.

For example, red New Year decoration signifies courage, love, and a better lifestyle. Yellow signifies enjoyment and blessings.

Green refers to financial good fortune and white portrays good health. Mexican families decorate their houses with these four colors.

Traditional Mexican games play a key role in the Happy New Year celebrations.

These games are played only to entertain the guests. These games are also fun to play. These games are deeply associated with Mexican traditions. For example, in a game, the Mexican people are asked to write the good and bad events of the current year. These lists have to be made before midnight. At 12 o clock, they are asked to throw the lists in the fire and turn to ashes. This tradition symbolizes the removal of all negative energy and, at the same time, it refers to a new beginning.

Before the New Year eve, the Mexican people have to clean and wash their body, houses, and other possessions. According to Mexican New Year traditions, the Mexican people have the later night dinner on the New Year eve.

There is a popular Mexican New Year custom that the Mexicans have to eat one grape in each click of the clock before twelve seconds of 12 o’clock. Each grape signifies good luck of one month of the New Year. While eating the grapes, people make a wish for the coming New Year.

In the Mexico City, a large street festival is arranged on the New Year eve while in other parts of the country, small bonfires, food, and dancing festivals take place. Fireworks and bells are the companions of New Year morning.

Mexicans search for luck in various innovative ways. If you want to have good luck in love in the New Year, wear red underwear. If you are searching for good luck with money, wear yellow underwear.

If you think of traveling in the New Year, Mexicans normally take their luggage outside of their house and go for a walk at midnight.

Another New Year Mexican tradition is about cleanliness in the New Year. People take a bath on New Year’s Eve and some even wash their pets and cars.

For a great seasonal Mexican recipe, check out this post!

And to see what Don Jose is up to in 2017, read our post here!

Thanks to www.123newyear.com for this info.

Feliz año nuevo !!!!