New Year's Eve is normally celebrated at evening parties, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks with family. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year's Day, 1 January, however for me being in the media industry, we normally work during New year's eve and this year I was at the Rixos The palm Hotel covering their NYE Party.
One tradition Filipinos have for welcoming the New Year is serving 12 circular fruits on the table. The practice is believed to attract good luck and fortune for the new year. The fruits are also believed to welcome prosperity into the home. The round shape of the fruits symbolizes coins or money; thus, having these fruits on New Year's Eve is a sign of prosperity and abundance for the household. And the number 12 represents each month in a year.