Top 5 New Year’s Eve Superstitions
New Year’s Day is a holiday celebrated all over the world with different customs and rituals. Originating over 4,000 years ago by ancient Babylonians, the holiday has since picked up its own quirky superstitions along the way. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of these or have been doing them for years! Here are the top 5 New Year’s Eve superstitions.
1.) “Kissmas” Eve: A kiss at the stroke of midnight signifies the purification into the New Year. Kissing someone dear to you at midnight will ensure affection for the next twelve months. If you happen to be alone at midnight, kissing the dog or cat would certainly work. (Thank goodness!)
2.) Noisy New Year: Crank up those poppers and noisemakers. Making deafening noise is said to drive away evil spirits from entering your life for the next year.
3.) Greens for greens: Apparently eating black-eyed peas and greens brings good luck and financial prosperity. You are to eat the peas with greens for prosperity as the peas represent good luck and the greens represent money. Yum!
4.) Let the right one in: The first person entering your home in the New Year will influence the year you’re about to have. So careful who you open your door to!
5.) Nothing in, nothing out: Nothing goes out of the house on New Year’s, or you will be losing things during the upcoming year. If your trash needs emptying, do it before midnight or on January 2nd. If you have food or anything to take somewhere on New Year’s day, have it at their house already.
Regardless of which superstitions keep the spirits at bay on New Year’s Day, The Nate Martinez Team wishes you and yours a wonderful and Happy New Year!
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