Superstitions

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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