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.
Don’t take my word for it though, check this Wikipedia article. Guess what Suzy is getting for this New Year celebration? Gotta luv the Italians. That’s amore. :o)
lol if you go looking for a lucky reason to see the missus in red underwear I guess this is a good a one as any… I’m beginning to think you are a bit obsessed with pants, albeit ladies pants ;))have a wonderful new year with love to you and yoursdebsxXx
LOL..Have just shared this tradition with my beloved who seems to now like the idea of celebrating the Italian way..Hope 2010 brings you all you wish for….Enjoy your celebrations Jim Love and hugs Maria xx
Deb’s I don’t know any man who isn’t a bit obsessed with that. :o)Maria, it’s a new one for us and one introduced by way of the Nightly News trivia question. (Suzy got it right.)