Monday, December 31, 2012

12 Fruits for New Year

Whew! Christmas is over and we've all been waiting for 2013 to arrive!!! Of course, the circle-circle thing are almost everywhere which is believed that could bring us a good luck or prosperity because circle implies infinity. For Filipinos, 12 fruits should be prepared during New Year's Eve as it is said that 12 fruits symbolizes the 12 months we have, bringing us good fortune! Well, if you are running out of fruits to think, look what we got here!

12 Fruits for New Year
1. grapes
2. oranges
3. rambutans
4. pineapple
5. apples
6. watermelon
7. mangoes
8. guava
9. pomelo
10. melon
11. mangosteen
12. dalandan

So, I do not know if those are like valid for the traditional fruits that should be set in the table but the essence is that those fruits are all delicious! Yum! Happy New Year!

2014 update
Having a platter of oranges and red apples on New Year's Eve will symbolize lots of money and good relationship with others. The fruits should always be 12+1 or 5+1, and pineapple is a must. If you wish to prepare 5 fruits only, each should symbolize the five elements (fruits that are red, black, green, brown, and white)




28 comments:

  1. I like the list, pero yung mangosteen, mahirap na ata maghanap.

    here's my suggestion:
    Why not have 12 alatiris instead. Joke lang po. Happy 2013.

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    1. hahha! pwede din para bagong pitas sa bakuran, papaleng,

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  2. Happy New Year! It's a really strange superstition for us Filipinos to have 12 "circle-circle" fruits at the table for New Year. Anyways, they make good and healthy deserts!

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  3. Dozen round-shaped fruits for an abundant year and good fortune., but , actually, and palagi na mas madami, not only 12 , 13, 14 or more na klase ng fruits , mas madami, mas madami blessings ! :) Happy New Year ! :)

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  4. I won't celebrate new year in my house so I cannot able to collect the 12 fruits.

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  5. I'm also in front of our own 12 fruits at this time. Happy New Year!

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  6. wow! nice lists! at least we wont be having a hard time thinking what fruits to get since you all have all the complete lists here! happy new year! xx

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  7. My wife prepared 15 fruits. In the belief that more than 12 fruits gives you an overflow of blessings. Nice list from you:)

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  8. We don't have fruits now maybe nagkuripot si mother hehehe happy new year

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  9. NO for pineapple daw kasi ,daming tusok tusok at maasim ,not a funzui freindly fruit.

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    1. di ko alam yun mommy tess ah. di bale noted na yan for next year. hehe.

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  10. In our family we don't follow that kind of tradition. Maybe because my Lolo race is from Spaniard culture, so we follow more on Spanish style celebrating Christmas and New Year instead oh having fruit of basket we eat twelve grapes at the twelve bongs of midnight. This is the fun ritual of the Spaniards, so up to now we still follow that tradition.

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    1. wow, it is my first time hearing this, sis.

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  11. We only had 8 kinds of fruits last night, but we had lots of round veggies. Counted naman siguro yun to make at least 12 round things for new year :D

    Anyway, happy 2013 to you and to your family! :)

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  12. Nice list! However, I do not really prepare 12 different round fruits for media noche. I usually stick to what I can easily find in the grocery store. Be it round or not for as long as my boyfriend and I want to eat them, then they'll end up on our table.

    Happy happy new year!

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  13. according to some friends, hindi daw pwede ang pineapple! Haha, but like always, we did have pineapple on our table last night. We also included tomatoes and calamansi. :) Happy New Year!

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  14. I was too pressed for time yesterday to get 12 different fruits so I settled for 12 apples instead which is always a hit with my family. I try to conform to traditions because it brings back good memories. I'll try the next time.

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  15. Hindi talaga mawawala ang basket of fruits pag new year's eve- tradisyon na yan :) happy new year

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  16. My mum bought 13 as she said she is following what feng sui experts told her. And all these fruits have been carefully chosen and made sure they all taste sweet than bitter or sour. We do this every year and im just too happy to eat any extra that isnt needed in the tray. LOL! HAPPY NEW YEAR! ;)

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  17. It doesn't matter if there are 12, 13 or 8 round fruits on the table, for as long as we strive to achieve our goals with determination... our life will be better than the past years.

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  18. My mom only completed 8 round fruits this year. Hehehe Happy new year, sis!

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  19. Great list! However I'm just confused (year by year) until now still with no clarification if it's really 12 or 13 fruits that should be prepared. :)

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  20. We have fruits for new year but we didn't complete all 12 of them. Our family is not the superstitious type. :)

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  21. I think this is one lovely New Year tradition that still exists today. And we have 13 fruits for 2013, btw. HAHA!

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  22. We dont do such pamahiins because doing pamahiin is against the Bible Deuteronomio 18:10-12

    DEUTERONOMIO 18:10-12
    Huwag makakasumpong sa iyo ng sinomang nagpaparaan sa apoy ng kaniyang anak na lalake o babae, o nanghuhula o nagmamasid ng mga pamahiin o enkantador, o manggagaway,
    O enkantador ng mga ahas, o nakikipagsanggunian sa mga masamang espiritu, o mahiko, o sumasangguni sa mga patay.
    Sapagka't sinomang gumagawa ng mga bagay na ito ay karumaldumal sa Panginoon: at dahil sa mga karumaldumal na ito ay pinalalayas sila ng Panginoon mong Dios sa harap mo.

    Karumaldumal nga sa Panginoon. Kaya yung sinasabi na walang mawawala pag gumawa ng pamahiin. Meron pong mawawala, ang Dios. Palalayasin ka sa harap ng Panginoon. Ibig sabihin mawawala sa iyo ang panginoon. Lalo na if we believe that we are Christians and we are observing this. Sabi sa talata karumaldumal nga sa Panginoon.



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    1. wow.. salamat sa comment.. this enlighten me.

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  23. ah yun pala un... 12 fruits for the 12 months... i guess, we do have our own beliefs.. happy new year, janine. Yahweh bless.

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  24. a new year tradition that still run till now

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