It all started with a conversation over a glass of wine at Christmas. I was speaking with my mother-in-law who is from Peru. We were talking about New Year's Eve and what we had planned. She then says to me, in her rather heavy accent, "Make sure you wear your yellow panties." With a glass of wine already consumed and her accent, I had to think to myself if I had actually heard her correctly? But I was right. She told me I need to wear yellow panties on New Years Eve! Um, OK, why? She then told me it was a Peruvian Tradition. Yellow Panties means you will have happiness in the year to come! Well Ok then, getting me a pair of yellow panties & green & red! We then talked about several other traditions that were so fun to learn about. I decided to paint a little watercolor to share with you the meaning of these Peruvian Traditions!
I had to chuckle a bit more when my husband chimed in and recalled this memory from his childhood. "Remember Mom, when you'd make me stay up until midnight when I was a little kid to walk to the corner of the house with an empty suitcase? I never even knew why?" ha ha According to the tradition, if you do this you will have great travels in the year ahead! I'm planning on doing this tonight!
Well, there you have it. Thank you for stopping bye. I'd love to hear what your family traditions are! May you have Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year! xoxo