Among many Italian traditions on New Year’s eve there is, like in America, the tradition of wearing red underpants.
According to tradition they should be received as a present and they should be thrown away the day after.
This custom has now been handed down for many years and it seems that it began during the Middle Ages.
The colour red is a sigh of prosperity for the coming year.
Whereas Christmas is dictated by religion, the new coming year is all about superstition. The red colour represents the blood and the heart which indicates a person’s life and energy who basically wishes to remain alive through the new year. But it also represents your love life and your feelings. So the wish is also for good luck in your love life.
I have been wearing red knickers for many years mainly for fun rather than superstition and as I couldn’t face throwing them away the day after I have now built quite a collection in my drawers! And.. in times of recession throwing away new underwear seems eccessive!
And you, will you be wearing sexy red underpants this year?
I wish all my readers a great 2017 and may all your wishes come true.