Want to celebrate New Year’s Eve the Italian way? Prepare cotechino (pork sausage) and lenticchie (lentils – which symbolize money), a dish that stands for prosperity on La Festa di San Silvestro (New Year’s Eve). And don’t forget to wear red underwear, which is purported to bring the wearer good luck for the new year.
I’ve been reading about it and have discovered that wearing red underwear for New Year’s Eve does indeed seem to be the tradition in Italy. It’s better if they’re given to you as a gift, and if they’re brand-new this year. A really sensual red underwear set, inspired by the Greek goddess Danae, lover of Jupiter and mother of Perseus should be considered as the correct prescription for a happy new year.