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New Year’s Superstitions

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With the New Year comes renewal; a chance to start fresh and make this your best year yet. Most of us want to make the New Year a great year after reflecting on our general life-performance over the past 12 months and that is when we make resolutions. However, apart from the resolutions we make based on our self-assessments and ambitions, there are also New Year superstitions that are existent in nearly every culture. These superstitions are based on the assumption that what happens on the first of January will set the tone for the rest of the year. Do you have any New Year superstitions in your culture? Here are some interesting superstitions compiled by our Westchester Limo Service.

Making Resolutions

The most common superstition that almost all cultures have is making New Year resolutions. A lot of people believe that the first day of the New Year is a day of reflection and deciding on how to improve yourself and your life henceforth. As much as we are aware of how to improve ourselves ever day of the year, the New Year has a guilt-inducting feel to it; you just don’t feel the need to hold on to that unhealthy habit or procrastinating that goal anymore, and that’s the beauty of it. We actually believe starting the New Year with clear goals is one of the most effective ways to propel your life in the direction that you want it to go.

The Midnight Kiss

Also a popular resolution; a lot of people around the world believe that kissing your significant other at exactly midnight on New Year’s Eve will bring you good fortune in your relationship. It is also believed that if you don’t get a kiss at midnight you will be unlucky in love throughout the year. Well, we think this is inaccurate but the mind is a powerful thing, and whatever you believe for yourself has a way of coming to fruition.

No Laundry on the First Day

Yes, some people let the dirty laundry sit in the basket just a little bit longer on the first day of January. Some traditions, however, take it a notch higher and insist that laundry should not be done from Christmas Day all the way to the first day of the New Year. The logic behind this superstition is that washing clothes during this period will mean that you are ‘washing away’ your loved ones.

Nothing Leaves the House

In some cultures, no item should be taken out of the house on the first day of the New Year. If you have something that absolutely has to be taken out of the house, you are supposed to leave it outside the night before, including garbage. Taking items from your house on this day is believed to be a direct invitation of bad luck throughout the year.

Posted on Jan 03 2018

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