Hello there! We just got back from our Baguio-Sagada sojourn. We wanted to stay in Sagada or Baguio for the New Year but we have commitments with our family that we spend the New Year with them. Right now, we’re at Nanay’s house for the Media Noche and we’re spending the day with Jeff’s family.
Media Noche in the house always has shrimp, crabs, and lapu-lapu. Nanay said it’s goodluck because of their color. For the crabs, kasi raw “naninipit”. For the lapu-lapu, fish means abundance and it should be served whole.
Another dish Nanay always prepares is Beef Broccoli. I don’t know if it’s for good luck, all I know is it’s one of my family’s fave.
Other lucky foods to eat to ring in the New Year are:
- cakes and other sweet desserts, sticky ones like Dolor’s Kakanin para daw the family will stick together
- noodles for long life
This part, I am confused. How many lucky fruits ba talaga to prepare for the New Year? 12 or 13? Others said 13 para daw may pasobra, but Nanay always has 12 fruits in our table. These “lucky” fruits are pineapple, chico, watermelon, apple, grapes, kiat-kiat, persimmon, dragonfruit, tiesa, melon, pears, and guava.
What other New Year practices do you do with your family?
Wishing you all an awesome 2015! I hope you’ll stay around my blog for the next year! A change is happening 🙂