Late in the morning today, Jan 1, a new friend whom I met in New York shared/posted in his Facebook page a video and article that highlights the tradition of what underwear color men wears when welcoming the New Year. Interestingly enough my country, the Philippines, is included in the video feature. And I was not surprised to find out that men in my country wears polka dots!
The researchers of The Underwear Expert really did their homework. To support this claim, I am exactly one of those who wore polka dot last December 31st and when I welcome the year 2016.
The round shape being a symbol for money, wearing anything polka dotted in the Philippines during New Year’s Eve is believed to bring prosperity all year round.
This tidbit of a tradition has been instilled upon me by my beautiful and fashionista grandmother, Lola Teray (Nengkoy’s mom). I remember during the early years when Lola Teray was still alive, she and her sisters (Lola Sario and Lola Beheng) would make sure to wear polka dot “daster” (house dress) every New Year’s Eve believing that it would bring good fortune in the coming year.
Pwet kung pwet!