As 2014 draws to a close, we often reflect upon the past and resolve to do things better in the year to come. Some cultures celebrate by following age old superstitions to ensure a happy year ahead. Here are just a few of them:
Eating 12 grapes, one to represent each month of the year, is considered good luck by some.
Others eat leafy greens, which signify money, as a way to bring about prosperity in the coming year. Black eyed peas are also thought to resemble coins, another sign of wealth.
Make sure to wash your clothes and clean the house before midnight so you do not bring any “dirt laundry” into the new year. A sparkling house allows for a clean start. But be sure to do it now to avoid sweeping away the good fortune on January first.
All the single folks might want to wear red underwear beneath their New Year’s eve finery. It is thought that red lingerie will bring love in the future.
Welcome 2015 by eating foods that are the proper shapes.Eat round foods, such as donuts and bagels so your dreams and wishes come full circle Eating long noodles equates to living a long life.
Just don’t eat everything. An empty refrigerator or cupboards mean they may stay that way all year!
Whatever you do to welcome the new year, may it be one of great happiness, good health and prosperity!
Happy New Year!
XO Indigo Jones
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