George's Customs Towing

Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Traditions

Tonight is the night to ring in the new, with a kiss at midnight, banging pots and pans,
noise makers and a chorus or two of Auld Lang Syne:

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On Old long syne.
On Old long syne my Jo,
On Old long syne,
That thou canst never once reflect,
On Old long syne.

.......and around the world people, other countries have their own traditions
to bring in the New Year!

Denmark - for Danes it's customary to throw old plates and glasses at friends'
front doors!  The gesture is actually welcomed - a heaping pile of broken dishes
on a home's doorstep is considered lucky, because it shows those inside 
have many friends.

Philippines - Filipinos wear polka - dotted clothing and eat round shaped foods 
during their festivities.  The circular shapes represent coins and are believed to
bring prosperity.

Spain - in Spain, it's tradition to quickly eat 12 grapes, one as each hour chimes 
at midnight, to bring good luck for each month of the coming year.

Japan - Celebrating in Japan often involves dressing as the New Year's zodiac 
animal and attending the local temple, where bells ring 108 times, a sacred
number in Japanese culture.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe
New Year

George's Custom Towing
Whiteford, MD
Serving Harford,Cecil and York County
for over 25 years