What are your traditions (and superstitions) to ensure a Happy New Year?

New Year’s Superstitions

What are your traditions (and superstitions) to ensure a prosperous, happy, and healthy New Year?

Here are some random superstitions from friends.

A male is supposed to be the first to walk into a home on New Year’s.

Hold money in your hand at midnight means you will have money all year.

Whatever you are doing at Midnight on New Year’s, is what you will be doing a lot of the next year.

Avoid drinking too much so you don’t start the year hung over. Well duh.

Kissing someone at midnight is good luck.

Eat big on New Year's, eat big all year long.

As many of you may know, I’m half Cuban and half Italian. At midnight, my friend Lorenzo says Cubans eat 12 grapes. The grapes represent 12 wishes, one for each month of the year… and an old Italian superstition is to eat lentils. My aunt thinks it’s because lentils look like coins and that will open you up to receiving money.

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