Happy New Year in Tagalog-Across all the countries and all the cultures in the world, there is one holiday which is both accepted and celebrated by everyone- New Year’s. The date that essentially marks the beginning of a new calendar year, is accepted as 1st January ever since the widespread adoption of the Gregorian Calendar. Although those following other calendar years have different dates marking this day, all of them still do await the night of 31st December to welcome a new beginning.
How to Say Happy New Year in Tagalog
How to Say Happy New Year in Tagalog-Happy New Year in Tagalog “Maligayang Bagong Taon” is the traditional Filipino greeting for wishing someone a Prosperous New Year. In Philippines the new year celebrations, much like everywhere else, involve bright firecrackers along with loud and electrifying parties. However, what sets this occasion aside are the unique traditions and superstitions practiced even today.
While preparing for the eve, thorough cleaning of the premises is done. Apart from this it’s a common belief to have all the debts paid off and carrying of new peso bills in the pocket, since the financial status at midnight would determine the same of the year to come. The round shape is also given major importance, due to its symbolization as prosperity in this culture, which is why it isn’t uncommon for people to wear polka dots and also prepare 12 round fruits to eat on this night. Despite these, the star of the night is Media Noche, a dish prepared for feasting by the family friends.
Before midnight, all the doors are left open for good luck to enter and at the strike of 12, all the kids are encouraged to jump as high as possible as a belief that it would make them taller. Pans and pots are also thumped to ward off evil spirits. On the day of the new year it’s encouraged to not spend any money, since that would set the tone of money management for the year to come. Also, cleaning is avoided to refrain from accidentally sweeping away the good fortune. Much of these traditions are influenced by Chinese believes however the crux of the celebration stays at enjoying with family and friends, bidding goodbye to the year that has gone and welcoming the new beginning with prosperity, hope and happiness.