From the Guardian:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: followers of the Umbanda religion pay tribute to Iemanja, goddess of the sea, at Copacabana beach. Worshippers present gifts to the sea goddess to give thanks for the past year and ask for blessings for the new year. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
I feel like I should do this. Not so much the giving thanks, but the asking for blessings. 2012 has been a rough year that I shall not be sad to see the back of. My fingers are crossed for a better 2013, but I’m not above asking sea goddesses to help with that if they can.