An olive.A grape.A grain of rice.A piece of chocolate.
This tradition is of Spanish origin and also occurs in Chile and Costa Rica.
Decorating the tree.Hanging up stockings.Going to midnight mass.Caroling.
Decorating the tree.
Most Turkish people don't celebrate Christmas proper.
A gem stone.A handmade card.A decorative glass.A lump of coal.
A lump of coal.
Yes, whether they were naughty or nice.
How much it weighs.The shadows it casts.How far it can be thrown.The smell.
The shadows it casts.
Rest assured, no one takes these fortunes very seriously.
Circular patterns are thought to bring good luck.
A banker.A mother.A cobbler.A chimney sweep.
A chimney sweep.
Alternately, he can rub ashes on your forehead.
108 times.12 times.Once for each year.72 times.
Each ring represents one of the 108 elements of bono, mental states that lead to unwholesome actions.
The widow of the past year.The woman they will marry.The spirit of fertility.Their grandmothers.
The widow of the past year.
And they look damn good doing it.
Beef stew.Minestrone.Lentil soup.Seafood chowder.
The lentils represent coins.
A woman.A man.A doctor.A teacher.
Sorry, ladies. Tradition is tradition.
Avoid gluttony.Leave food for Baby New Year.Leave food for ancestors.Allow for leftovers.
Leave food for ancestors.
Various traditions call for meals to be eaten seven, nine, or even twelve times.
Wishes.Baby names.Singapore dollars.Names of the deceased.
Appropriately, these are called "wishing spheres."