By Bohol Island News Staff | 06:28 PM December 30, 2019
Aside from the fireworks and food, one of the most common traditions of Filipinos during Media Noche is to serve 12 different round fruits on the table believed to bring in good luck and fortune for the New Year.
Other Filipinos prepare 13 round fruits for luck and prosperity.
However, there are those who buy even not round fruits such as papaya, pineapple, guyabano and banana which mean bills.
Master Hanz Cua, in a report by Manila Bulletin, encouraged the people to serve sweets to signify unity among family members.
“Pineapple is the most important fruit of all. You may include apples, banana, mango, orange, grapes, chico, pears, melon, guyabano, mangosteen, watermelon and atis.”
Here are the prices of these delicious lucky charms:
Apple (red)- P25/piece
Tambis (Water apple)- P50/kilo
Tisa (Egg fruit)- P40/kilo
Ubas (Grapes)- P200-P300/kilo
Vendors also prepared packs complete with 12 fruits.
Big Pack- P880
Medium Pack- P400-P550
A variety of these fruits are on display in Cogon, Dao and City Square.