In early times, people have already celebrated certain events and festivities. New Year's Day is one of the occasions marked by many countries around the world. It is celebrated with parties, dancing, singing, parades and etcetera with lively manners. Commonly, January 1 is the first day of the year though some countries and other religious groups have varying ideas on when a new year starts.
Here in the Philippines, people have different ways in starting the year. Fireworks and firecrackers are fused to get rid of bad spirits and karma. In our home, we usually just have our dinner together and share the walang kamatayang videoke galore while my mother is busy shaking the coins inside the pockets of her polka-dotted duster... that sometimes provoked me to a ridiculous smiling. Does it really works?*
Filipinos are truly supertsititious especially the old folks. In whatever we do in life, kung pasasaan pa't may kalakip talagang pamahiin. Somehow, I believed them. Wala namang mawawala kung maniniwala, ika nga. But then again, we should not forget that it's still us who drives our lives...our fate is within us.
2009 is coming in a few hours from now. And it's good to be better. So let us all start the year right . Happy new year to all! Feliz Ano Nuevo!