Filipino Media Noche Recipes

December 27, 2014
(Last Updated On: December 27, 2014)

Filipino Recipes for New Year Celebration

Many Filipinos celebrate the New Year using  firecrackers in spite of the ban because of blast accidents. The loud noises and sounds of merrymaking are not only meant to celebrate the coming of the New Year but are also cast out malevolent spirits.  Safer methods of merrymaking include banging on pots and pans and blowing on car horns. Folk beliefs also include encouraging children to jump at the stroke of midnight so that they would grow up tall, displaying circular fruit and wearing clothes with dots and other circular designs to symbolize money, eating twelve fruits at 12 midnight for good luck in the twelve months of the year, and opening windows and doors during the first day of the New Year to let in the good luck.

“Media noche”, is a spanish word that means literally, “midnight”.    On December 31, New Year’s Eve (“Bisperas ng Bagong Taon”), Filipino families gather for the Media Noche or midnight meal it is a feast that symbolize to the hopes of Filipinos for a prosperous New Year.

Filipinos believe that we should put as much food on the table for the Media Noche so that next year you will have food all year round.   Filipino Recipes Portal gather from our database of Filipino recipes our recommended Media Noche Recipes for your family.

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Filipino Media Noche Recipes:

Celebrate the New Year with these easy Filipino recipes for the delicious and festive Media Noche.

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    Jana Williams

    September 20, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Yummy, All of These Recipes Look Delicious but Then Again All of Your Recipes are Delicious! We Always Make the Same Old Thing Every New Year’s Day So it’s Really Nice to Have a Unique & Tasty Alternative! Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Great Evening! – Jana

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    Elizabeth Johnson

    November 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    This is a great post, especially since New Year’s is coming up again soon! I love all the lumpia recipes.

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    amanda roach

    March 18, 2015 at 5:28 am

    i think this is something my hubby would really enjoy!

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