Bisperas ng Bagong Taon or New Year’s Eve is a much anticipated celebration in the Philippines; it is also one of the noisiest time of the year. There are a lot of traditions that Filipinos follow in the belief of ushering in a prosperous New Year. Some of these traditions may be old. Some are based on superstitious beliefs. And still others are based on pure positive thinking.
For those who are not fans of fireworks, there are alternative noise makers like trumpets, pots, whistles, car horns or you can turn your radio or MP3 full blast
12 different kinds of round fruits are served during Media Noche. 12 round fruits symbolizes 12 months of prosperity and good luck
Chicken is discouraged from being served as the first meal of the year because some see it as a sign of hunger and scarcity