Sunday, January 06, 2013

What Colour Were Your Panties?

Happy New Years all!
My New Years involved a quiet night at home with my sweetie, then a quick zip out right after midnight to get some pictures of the fireworks over the Plaza. The fireworks here can typically run 20 to 30 minutes so I should be able to get 10-15 minutes of taking pictures. Sadly for me, the new mayor has different budget priorities, and the fireworks ended at 12:06, about a second after I got the camera and tripod setup. I hope this isn't an indication of the way my timing is going to go for the coming year. LOL

I hope you had a great night on New Years and weren’t in to much pain the next day.
Our New Years day involved a get together at a friend's home that included making a few new friends, eating some great food and enjoying a drink or two ( BTW Thanks Terry and Michelle, we had a great time!).

We were having a conversation about New Years tradition. I told about when I was a young fellow, a Scottish tradition we had in our household had me going outside the house to be the first person over the threshold with a piece of coal right after midnight chimed.

We chatted about the traditions here in Mexico. Having 12 grapes, and eating one for each chime of the bell at midnight to get your New Years wish. Then I asked a question that seemed to throw a few people, as it was about a tradition that most there had not heard of. “What colour were your panties?”

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So, what are you looking for this year, Love or Luxury?

Starting in mid December, you will see in the major stores, large displays of red panties and yellow panties. By the end of December you can find them in most stores that carry clothing. The photo above was of a display hanging in the doorway of a store in El Centro.

The tradition involves a woman buying a new pair of underwear to ring in the New Year. There are two items of importance. They must be new, and their colour indicates what they are wishing for from the upcoming year. Red is for love, and yellow is for prosperity. Sometimes they even have dollar bills printed on the yellow panties!

I have also heard that green is for health, and white is for peace, but for some reason they never seem to show up in the store displays, hmmmm, I wonder what that says about our priorities?
So, what colour were your panties?


Brenda Maas said...

Not telling lol.

The stores here also seem to have just the red and yellow and not the green and white.
Can layer to get both I wonder lol.

Happy Dia de los Reyes Magos.

Todd said...

Hmmm, never thought of that, you could layer 4 pair of each even!


Rick said...

"For love or money" - isn't that what makes the world go round?

Steve Cotton said...

Teal. But the tradition seems to leave out our gender.

Dan in NC said...

Congrats on being a " first footer" on Hogmanay! Being ginger, never had the honor! My dads family flitted from Maryhill, to Partick, and Clydebank, Glasgow-spending their days in Yarrows and other facilities, creating the vessels of commerce and war. I know your party hosts well, and agree that they are great people. "Lang may yer lum reek..........." All the best for 2013 to you and Shannon
Dan in NC
Ps.... Blackwatch pj bottoms....hmmmmmmm?


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