New Year

We had assorted neighbors over to see in the new year. One couple were of Puerto Rican origin. They introduced us to an interesting tradition. As we were filling flutes with champagne, they asked for a mug of water. As midnight approached, they asked for the door to the garden to be opened. When the New Year arrived, they threw the water outside. This represented all of the tears from the last twelve months being thrown out. This seemed a delightfully symbolic and forward looking way of starting 2011

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Published in: on 7 January, 2011 at 18:12  Comments (1)  

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  1. Wonderful tradition!


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