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Dreamstime

Circles represent prosperity in Filipino culture, so on New Year’s Eve, people wear polka dots, carry coins in their pockets to attract wealth and buy 12 different round fruits, one for each month. Midnight is boisterous with people flinging all their doors and windows open to allow good luck to enter and banging pots and pans together to chase off evil spirits. Children also jump as high as possible so they’ll grow taller.