New Years Day In Mexico
Feliz Ano Nuevo! Happy New Year!
If you do it right, New Years Day in Mexico is really just an extension of New Year's Eve. Most everyone is amanecida (the state of having not slept the night before) with their family and friends that could hold on that long. New Year's Day in Mexico is spent well, drinking and/or curing a massive hangover. In my years in Mexico, I have learned that any celebratory party isn't done right without proper intoxication. There is something about singing Mariachi at 4am with friends that will be there for you for the rest of your life over tequila that I just love. New Year's Day is usually spent regretting all the things you did the year before, and taking a stand to make yourself better for the year ahead. New Years Day in Mexico is spent with family and friends, usually in someone's house. My favorite part of Mexican New Year's Day is recalentado, the reheating of all the food that was left over from the night before. They make traditional Spanish dishes like Bacalao, which is Spanish dried cod with veggies â€" absolutely wonderful. There is also Picadillo, which is ground beef with carrots and raisins. Recovery is the name of the New Year's Day game in most of Mexico â€" if you are up for it, there are parades, festivals, and fairs to go to that you can have a blast at, too! New Year's in Mexico is probably the most fun I've ever spent a New Year's anywhere, in all my years of travelling.