Do you believe in superstitions? New Year’s superstitions are one of the most popular superstitions (except the superstitions about black cats or broken mirrors), and it has their own reason. New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, such an imaginary door that slowly closes while the other door opens.
My grandmother often urged me to have money in my pockets on New Year’s Eve. Otherwise, I would have a shortage of money in the coming year. She also advised me to wish everyone I meet a “Happy New Year”; otherwise, I will have no luck all that year. I would not say that I was superstitious, but it was such a custom that I always followed.
15 Most Common New Year’s Superstitions
It is thought that if one places a loaf of bread, a silver coin, and some salt on a table, they will have a plentiful supply of food, financial resources, and cheerfulness in the subsequent year.
Additionally, if someone sets a basin of water in the garden shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve and tosses a cent in it, they will have good luck with money matters throughout the upcoming year.
“If one eats poultry, his luck would fly away”
On New Year’s Eve, it is considered bad luck to consume duck, chicken, or any other type of poultry, as that is believed to be the same as permitting your luck to fly away.
Consuming a rabbit or hare is also discouraged, as it could be seen as allowing your luck to slip away. Eating a fish is not recommended either, as it could be interpreted as allowing your luck to swim away.
“If you eat lentils on New Year’s Eve, you’ll have a lot of money in the coming year”
It is believed in some European countries that if you eat lentils on New Year’s Eve, you will have a lot of money in the coming year.
There are also some superstitions about the days of the New Year. For example, if New Year’s Day falls on Monday, it means cruel winter and wet spring, floods, and severe illnesses. If a New Year’s Day falls on Wednesday, it will be a very good year, with lots of wine but no honey. And if a New Year’s Day falls on Sunday, the winter will be mild and with not much snow, fertile spring, and windy summer.
“If you cry on New Year’s Eve, you will have plenty of reasons to cry during the coming year”
It’s believed that if you cry on New Year’s Eve, you will have plenty of reasons to cry during the coming year. However, if you kiss your loved one on New Year’s Day, your relationship will be strong all year round.
“Doing laundry on New Year’s Day will wash all the good luck away”
It’s said that doing laundry on New Year’s Day will wash away all the good luck. A great solution can be buying new clothes because wearing something new increases the chance of more new clothes in the coming year.
Finally, it is important to note that a baby born on January 1st is said to be the luckiest of all! 🙂