Are you superstitious? It is said that there are things you can do or avoid doing on New Year’s Day to bring good fortune your way in the new year. If you’ve already done a few run your lucky rabbits foot and continue on with your day !
I look at it as though there are 365 new opportunities to accomplish your goals.
Here we go with a list of superstitions ! 13 of them to be exact….
1- Eating black-eyed peas and greens- to bring good luck and prosperity. The peas represent good luck and the greens represent money.
2-Nothing goes out of the house, or you will be losing things during the upcoming year. Don’t take out the trash or food or anything, if your trash needs emptying, do it before midnight or on January 2nd.
3-Kissing at midnight. Kiss someone dear to you at midnight, this will ensure affection for the next 12 months.
4-Don’t cry on New Years day. This could bring unhappiness for the next year. Good vibes only y’all !
5-here’s one we can all enjoy! Don’t wash clothes. The dirty clothes can wait until January 2nd.
6-No bare cupboards, fill up the cupboards before New Years day, otherwise that could be the way of the New Year.
7- Do not lend money or precious items and don’t pay back loans either. To do so means you will be paying out money all year long.
8- Open the doors at midnight as this will let out all the bad from the previous year.
9-Make some noise!! This will scare away the evil spirits from entering your life in the next year.
10-Don’t break anything, you should try very hard to not break anything, especially a mirror.
11-Work, try and do something work related on New Years Day, just a token or small amount of work.
12-First person entering your home, this superstition is about how the first person who enters your home in the New Year will influence the year you’re about to have. Ideally this person should be tall, dark and good looking. (This is a real superstition , I looked it up but I think it’s really from cosmo)
13-Which way the wind blows, there isn’t a lot we can do about the weather, but superstition holds that if the wind is out of the South there will be prosperous times ahead. The wind out of the East means famine and calamities and out of the North means a bad year for weather. A little odd but out of the West means plenty of milk and fish. Calm winds means a prosperous and joyful year for all.