A little early, since I’m planning on napping before a party & then being comatose most of tomorrow (although I’m still going to work. I do not see these as conflicting goals). I will be celebrating this evening in the Romanian fashion, which was explained to me by my Romanian coworker as “getting shit-faced”. I’m fairly certain that this is not a tradition unique to Romania, as I equal parts Irish & German and will be celebrating tonight with Jews. I think alcohol the night before the new year is a pretty universal thing (though perhaps not in Muslim or Mormon circles).
But in the interest of multiculturalism, I invite you to listen to this article on NPR about different New Year’s traditions. Since food is love, most of these take the form of things to eat (among them lentils, which might be on the menu tomorrow), many of them coin-shaped, to symbolize prosperity.
Here’s wishing you your fill of lentils, coin-shaped objects, and prosperity in the New Year!