January 1, 2013
Happy New Year Stuff
I've been thinking of holiday traditions. Growing up in the small town in Utah we never really thought about drunk drivers on New Year's Eve even though our small town of 2000 people had 3 bars! Our family tradition was to save one present under the Christmas tree, a family gift of a new board game, to open on New Year's Day.
On my mission in New Zealand I learned of some great New Year's traditions. It was considered lucky if the first person to come visit you was dark haired. It was also tradition to bring a piece of coal and a dime with you when visiting someone to wish them plenty or warmth and wealth for the new year.
When I moved to the south I learned new traditions for New Years. One is eating black eyed peas for lunch or dinner.
For most adults now New Year's Day is "hangover" day and a day to watch the Rose Parade and endless football games.
I like to give my blog a new look at the beginning of the year. What do y'all think?
What are some of the New Year's traditions you know of or celebrate?
(BTW Anne Marie... I've been to the Mummer's Parade in Philly before... very fun!)