Ritual: Good Luck

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Ritual: Good Luck

  1. 2. <ul><li>Tradition: people eat black eyes peas on New Year’s Day as “Each pea has an eye in it and there’s a sense of looking into the future and bringing good luck to people who eat them,” said William Ferris, a professor at the University of North Carolina and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture . </li></ul><ul><li>The good-luck ritual includes shelling the peas and throwing the husks in the road. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>RED - symbolizes good luck and happiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Front doors are traditionally painted in red to bring in the good omens. </li></ul><ul><li>People wear red cloth - conveys self-esteem and confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese people have statues or pictures of dragons, fish, elephants, and cranes as they represent good luck and prosperity. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Spanish ritual on New Year’s Eve is to eat twelve grapes at midnight. The person ought to eat one grape at the each tolling of the midnight bells. Consequently - twelve happy months in the coming year are ensured.
  4. 5. <ul><li>Vassilopitta, or St Basil’s cake, is baked with a silver or gold coin inside. Whoever finds the coin in her piece of cake will be especially lucky during the coming year. </li></ul><ul><li>A variation . have a dinner party, make a Vassilopitta, and declare the finder of the coin the luckiest person for the next year. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The Dutch have Christmas tree bonfires on the streets and launch fireworks. </li></ul><ul><li>They also believe that circles are a symbol of success. For that reason, they believe that eating donuts on New Year’s Day will bring good fortune. </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover, they wear circular jewelry, hoop earrings, bracelets, and rings. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>“ Sylvester” : involves melting lead on the stovetop. After it becomes molten, they pour it out on a cookie sheet and whatever shape it takes determines the course of the following year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A round shape means good luck will roll your way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A flower shape signifies new friendships. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The Japanese serve soba noodles on New Year’s Eve or Day. </li></ul><ul><li>The long noodles signify a long and prosperous life and that eating a long noodle in one bite will secure a long, fruitful life. </li></ul><ul><li>They decorate their homes in tribute to lucky gods. </li></ul><ul><li>Kadomatsu, consists of a pine branch symbolizing longevity, a bamboo stalk symbolizing prosperity, and a plum blossom showing nobility. </li></ul>
  8. 9. The main objective of the presentation is to see how important it is to raise awareness among cultures. Valeria Machines 4to Profesorado inglés

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