A friend asked us what we had planned for New Year’s this year. I hadn’t really given it much thought, so I answered that we’d probably watch fireworks on our rooftop, have a few adult beverages and try our best to stay awake until midnight.
It got me to thinking about how Mexico celebrates a new year. I know there will be tons of fireworks since Mexicans celebrate A LOT with fireworks, but I knew there had to be more.
So, I did a little research and found a treasure trove of customs that make the holiday so special here in Mexico.
Here is the super cool stuff I found.
We were in Cancun, Mexico, when we, like the rest of the world, were ordered to stay en la casa (indoors).
At first, we thought, “Wow! What a great opportunity to be productive!” We envisioned John snapping and crafting perfect National Geographic photos, while I was writing the great American novel and drawing a flawless comic strip worthy of syndication. We, like the rest of the world, thought that the pandemic would last only a few weeks and welcomed the short-lived quarantine conditions that would make us be disciplined and time management ninjas. Wishful thinking, huh?