NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ITALY
Festa di San Silvestro, or New Year’s eve in Italy.
It calls for huge dinners at the restaurant or with some friends at home. In our tradition lentils and new clothes to wear (better if underwear in red color) bring good luck for the coming year; another tradition involves kissing under the mistletoe as a sign of good luck.
In some parts of Italy, people throw the pieces (usually dishes) in the street at midnight as a rite of elimination of evil accumulated during the last year. The broken pieces, then, are accompanied by some shots, with the double meaning of scare away evil spirits, and to express joy.
These traditions have mainly aims to ensure the abundance, prosperity and happiness for the whole year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!
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