New Years Superstitions

The New Year is an opportunity to start fresh and make this year better than the last. If you're superstitious (or even a little stitious) here are a few things you may want to try to start 2024 off on the right foot! 

Midnight Kiss - Kissing your loved one at midnight is said to bring good luck in the upcomig year and strengthen your existing romantic relationship

Eat 12 Grapes - This tradition comes from Spain and involves eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight to represent the upcoming 12 months. This is meant to welcome good luck and prosperity as well as ward off evil spirits

Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas - This American tradition with southern origins is said to help promote of prosperus year with the collard greens representing bills and the black-eyed peas representing coins

Empty Suitcase - Time to get your luggage out of storage! In Central and South America it is said to bring good travel if you take a stroll with your empty suitcase

Smash a Pomegranate -  In Greek culture, smashing a pomegranate after the ball drops means good fortune in the upcoming year

Open the Windows - Ready to partake inan Irish tradition? Secure your pets and open all of the windows and doors in your home for the stroke of midnight to let go of 2023 and welcome 2024

Wear Polka Dots - In the Phillipines it is said to bring financial prosperity to wear polka dots for the New Year

Wear Red Underwear - The Italians say that wearing red underwear on New Years Eve guarantees luck and success for the upcoming year

Don't Clean the House - Put down your disinfectant and sponges because you could wash away any luck coming your way in 2024 (this includes dishes and laundry!)

Skip the Lobster and Chicken - Plan your New Years Eve menu carefully, eating lobster before midnight could bring a year of setbacks since they move backwards and since chickens have wings, your luck might fly away

Get Loud - Those noisemakers and fireworks aren't just for a fun party atmosphere, you may be sccaring away evil spirits! 

Comment below some superstitions or trsaditions you have about the New Year!

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