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Most people around the world adhere to these special New Year's Eve rituals, believing that it will bring them happiness and prosperity in the next year. The Spanish people, for example, exactly at 12 o'clock, have the custom to eat 12 grains of grapes for happines of all 12 months in the year that comes.
Nov 14, 2020 · The Most Popular New Year's Eve Superstitions from Around the World Our favorites involve grapes, soba, and midnight smooches.
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Dec 31, 2020 · According to Scottish beliefs, the first person who crosses through the threshold of your house after midnight on New Year's Day should be a dark-haired male if you wish to have good luck in the coming year.
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Jan 01, 2021 · According to a Pennsylvania “Dutch” (German) tradition, eating pork and sauerkraut brings good luck in the New Year. In the Southern U.S., it is believed that eating black-eyed peas, ham hocks, and collard greens or cabbage on New Year’s Day will attract a financial windfall.
- Wearing White (Brazil) In Brazil, the new year is regarded as a time to reflect upon the past and make new resolutions for the coming year. Everyone wears white because the color signifies luck, prosperity, and is meant to ward off bad spirits.
- Spring Festival (China) The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China, and millions of people around the world participate in the celebration.
- Carrying Suitcases (Colombia) Colombia boasts an array of New Year’s traditions intended to bring fortune and prosperity to those who participate. Partygoers carry empty suitcases at midnight in hopes of inducing a year rife with travel.
- Smashing Plates (Denmark) One of the most popular New Year’s traditions in Denmark involves smashing plates and old dishes. Danish residents save their unused dinnerware and affectionately shatter them against doors of their families and friends as a way to ward off bad spirits.
New Year’s day was one of ill omen to the ancient Egyptians. The Chinese believe a Buddhist priest to be the first to enter a house on New Year’s morning is even worse than to have a woman first enter it. The Russians, Greeks, and other people who are under the rule of the Czar begin their year on January 13.
- If you want to get rich, wear clothes with polka dots. They represent money (coins) and will bring good fortune.
- Serve and eat 12 kinds of round fruits on your New Year’s Eve dinner. Each type of fruit represents the 12 months of the coming year. Round and circular shapes represent money, and therefore, good fortune.
- For extra luck, eat 12 pieces of grapes within the first 12 seconds of the New Year. If you can’t handle the pressure, having one round grape in your mouth by the stroke of midnight is good enough.
- Scatter coins around the house. On tabletops, inside drawers, and even on the floor — to channel good fortune.
The chinese believe that if you wash your hair or your clothes on New Years Day, (Chinese New Year) that you wash all your good fortune away for that year. Heard that on the radio. That said, I wash every day, including New Year's.
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