Media Noche (Spanish for “midnight”) or Bisperas ng Bagong Taon (“New Year’s Eve” in Tagalog) is a festive time in the Philippines. There are a lot of traditions that Filipinos follow in the belief of ushering in a prosperous New Year. Many of these customs you may recognize as bearing Chinese influence.
Bagong Taon (New Year) is a short Tagalog poem from the early 20th century.
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root word: saganà
Wish your friends a happy new year in the Filipino language!
Manigong Bagong Taon!
A Prosperous New Year!
(traditional greeting for the new year)
Wish your Filipino friends a Happy New Year in Tagalog!
The traditional Filipino new year’s greeting is Manigong Bagong Taon, which literally means A Prosperous New Year. Below you can find different Tagalog greetings that you can write on cards for the New Year or even say as a toast on New Year’s eve.
Kasiyahan, Katuwaan at Tawanan sa Bisperas ng Bagong Taon!
Fun, Merriment and Laughter on New Year’s Eve!
Kapayapaan, Kasaganahan at Kasiyahan sa Bagong Taon!
Peace, Prosperity and Happiness in the New Year!
Tuloy ang Saya sa Bagong Taon!
The Fun Continues in the New Year!
Isang Magandang Kinabukasan Para sa Ating Lahat
A Beautiful Tomorrow For All of Us
Non-standard spelling variation of the phrase bagong taon.
Happy New Year 2017 !!!
There are so many interesting Filipino superstitions or folk beliefs associated with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Philippines. Filipinos say you should observe the following customs and traditions to ensure that the new year being welcomed is a prosperous one. Many of these superstitions bear a strong Chinese influence.
PREPARE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
1. Make as much noise as you can to scare away evil spirits.
2. Turn on all lights so that the coming year is bright.
3. Open all doors, windows, cabinets and drawers to let good fortune in.
4. Debts must be paid off. Fill you wallet with fresh peso bills. (Filipinos believe that whatever your financial state is in at the stroke of midnight, so it will be in the new year.)
5. Clean everything.
6. Wear polka-dots. Anything round signifies prosperity.
7. Scatter coins around the house, on tabletops…. inside drawers…
8. Jump twelve times at midnight to increase your height. (Observed by Filipino children.)