• Imee Schlimper

Top 8 New Years Eve traditions that will bring you good luck!

Another year has come and gone and I believe everyone is happy to survive life's challenges and the lessons we have learned all through the years. This is the time when people are busy noting down their New Year's resolutions as a time-honored tradition all around the world.

Aside from the New Year's resolutions and Media Noche preparations, some people are also being careful with the things and food they need to prepare for good luck.

Here are our top 8 NYE traditions all over the world that might bring good luck.

1. Put round-shaped fruits

The fruits are also believed to welcome prosperity into the home. The round shape of the fruits symbolizes coins or money.

2. Clean Your House

This is from Legend in China and Latin America. Cleaning literally sweeps negativity away from your family and life aside from having a good feeling that you have a nice and clean house.

3. Put Cash in Your Wallet

This superstition suggests that doing so before midnight will usher in a year of prosperity. Keep your wallet packed with money because it is a symbol of abundance. Avoid an empty wallet.

Photo courtesy: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/philippines/articles/php-explaining-pesos-the-currency-of-the-philippines/

4. Open Your Doors and Windows

Opening doors and windows just before midnight to let out the old year and let in the new. Oh but don't forget to close both before you sleep!

5. Eat Pork

Several cultures revere the pig, and for good reason: This laid back animal rarely startles or attacks, and in China, the pig is associated with fortune and prosperity. According to Reader’s Digest, the succulent swine won’t just fill you, it will bring you wealth and help you move forward.

6. Steer clear of lobster and chicken

They say Eating lobster and chicken on January 1 might mess with your luck in the new year. Better save it for the next days!

7. Kiss someone at midnight

Superstition says that if you kiss someone when the clock strikes 12, your love will last all year long.

8. This is the perfect time to create noise

Honk your car horn and torotot, cheer, bang pans and play loud music! According to lore from the Philippines, boisterous behavior can ward off evil spirits.

Though some people really don't believe in superstitions, it is perfectly okay. What matters most is your faith and love with our creator.

Happy Holidays Everyone and have a prosperous New year!


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