For most of the time, foods are the center of the attraction and occasion. As we all know, each and every nation do have their very own traditional foods that are "must have" at the table during new year celebration. Below is a list of traditional Filipino foods linked to their recipes in case you wanted to try them out for your very own new year's eve celebration.
12 Round Fruits
Filipinos prepare and displays 12 rounds fruits of different kinds at the table to signify 12 months of the year. The fruits (sometimes including vegetables) may vary in size and a bit in shape because having 12 rounded ones can be a tough one to complete so some may end up having mangoes and bananas which are not circular in shape. And oh, some prepare 13 fruits instead of just 12 (if you know the reason, please state it at the comment section, thanks).
It can be fruit salad, vegetable salad, chicken macaroni salad or buko salad. The more colorful it is, the better because it signify a much more livelier and colorful life for the year to come.
Biko, Maja Blanca, Calamay or anything that is made of glutinous or sticky rice is a must have too. It is said that it can bring or attract and make good luck to stick around for the people at home or anyone who will eat it when 12 midnight (new year) hits.