New year is always festively celebrated here in the Philippines with lots of food, lucky charms and fabulous fireworks. Filipinos have strong beliefs that when the year is started abundantly right, the whole year will be filled with luck and prosperity.
Last New Year’s eve, my family celebrated it here at home. We prepared delish dishes and desserts perfect in welcoming the year 2013. We had dinner and videoke while waiting for 12 midnight.
When it was close to 12 midnight, we started witnessing beautiful fireworks display up in the sky. And, when the clock struck at 12 a.m., we started jumping and shouting “Happy New Year”. My husband also lighted our fountain and roman candles. Sounds of firecrackers lasted more than 30 minutes causing too much air pollution making it harder for me to breathe. Good thing I have an olbas inhaler that made me feel better.
My husband and my brothers had few rounds of tequila while the girls drank red wine excluding me. It was indeed a joyous night with the family welcoming the new year and praying that it will be a better and fruitful year for all of us.