Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Common New Year Superstitions

It is generally believed that whatever you do on the first day of the year will set the pattern for that whole year.


  • Open the doors at midnight for the quick and easy escape of the old year and to allow wisdom to enter.
  • Wear new clothes on New Year day to enjoy getting many new garments during the year.
  • To bring prosperity, fill up all cup boards, wallets, etc.
  • Don’t cause damage to anything on the first day.
  • Don’t weep or cry.
  • Don’t use foul language.
  • Don’t take a head bath.
  • Don’t wash clothes and dishes.
  • Eating black eyed peas and greens brings good luck and prosperity.
  • Cutting a long noodle into smaller bits may bring bad luck and may shorten life span.
  • Eating twelve grapes at midnight of the New Year eve will convert all the following twelve months into happy months.
  • A baby is lucky for ever if born on the first day of a year.
  • Receive money, jewelry, precious items etc, but don’t allow them to go from your house on the first day. Nothing is to go out from home.
  • Don’t go out of your house before the entry of someone.
  • It is good if the first person entering our home appears physically fit. He is called ‘lucky bird’.
  • The first person who comes in should bring gifts.
  • Clear all debts before the arrival of New Year.
  • Make loud noise during the New Year celebration to scare evil spirits away.
  • Undertake easy job as the first job.
  • Drain out the last remnants of a hot drink bottle on New Year day, to bring good fortune.

Happy New Year.

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