In the central Philippines, called the Visayas, New Year’s is celebrated with a bowl of 12 different round fruit. The fruit represent prosperity for the coming year. My wife brought this tradition from her native Philippines. Our cultures combine and we toast the new year with champagne. Later, we’ll practice Native-American traditions and smudge the whole apartment with a smouldering sage stick. We’ll be asking all the bad feelings/spirits to leave and sweeping them out with a broom.
Almost forgot…I like to play Also Sprach Zarathustra to bring in the New Year.
I’d love to hear how everyone else celebrates the New Year. No matter how you do it, blessings and prosperity to you in the coming year!