Stepping into the Canadian New Year snow with Peruvian traditions

First walk around the block in Peruvian style to celebrate the 2017 New Year in Calgary, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

First walk around the block in Peruvian style to celebrate the 2017 New Year in Calgary, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

Heavy snow and a chill wind did not stop the Peruvian traditions last night as we made our family walk with Arya the Airedale around the block (manzana). As per convention, something yellow was worn (beneath the parkas) and backpacks were filled with items to equip everyone for the coming year.

Minutes into the New Years day in Calgary, Canada. © J. Ashley Nixon

Minutes into the New Years day in Calgary, Canada.
© J. Ashley Nixon

And noise was made! Drum, shaker and whistle were sounded for anyone who cared to listen before heading back into the warmth of an open birch log fire and twelve sugared grapes eaten beneath the table. Crazy but fun.

Happy New Year everyone!

 

About NixonsCan

World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.
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