We made it! Another year has passed and now we are starting from zero with new goals for 2017. If you are spending New Year in the Caribbean or anywhere in Mexico, we have some tips for you to blend in at every NYE party. There are many traditions in Mexico but we love to share the favorite ones that make the end of the year worth celebrating.
Stuffed turkey is one of the favorite New Years and Christmas meals but then there are other options like pork leg or the delicious stuffed chicken with pineapple and bacon on the top. And no worries, you have green light to try any of these meals since they have no spicy sauce added. For dessert Mexicans do prefer something simple but rich in culture like “ponche”, which is a beverage served warm that contains a lot of nutrients, may or may not have alcohol. You can chop different fruits, add water and sugar and let it to boil with cinammon. Flan (vanilla pudding with caramel) and Ensalada Navideña (Christmas salad) with chopped fruits, sour and sweet cream, walnuts and raisins.
Mexicans in general have the belief that no matter how your year finalized, whatever you do during the last minutes of it will define your next one. We usually prepare ourselves 15 minutes before the 12 chimes with a glass of sparkling drink in one hand and the 12 grapes in the other. As the 12 chimes start we shall Happy New Year! then we proceed with the wishes and grapes. After that we start hugging and kissing everybody. This might take a while (Mexican families are numerous). Just remember to stand close to the person you want to hug and kiss the first.
We are extremely greatful for being part of your 2016, for giving us the opportunity to work for you in any way. LocoGringo success is measured by happy smiles from travelers, so let´s toast to a 2017 full of them. Happy New Year dear reader!!