Whether we admit it or not all of us have believed in certain Superstitions at one point in time or some other. Even if we have not, we’ve probably seen others wearing a certain ring or carrying a lucky charm or wearing a particular dress on important occasions! Well, superstitions do prevail and people follow them. Maybe not blindly but they do.
New year’s eve also has its fair share of superstitions that are followed by people all over the world. Here’s a sneak-peak into some of them:
Eating greens for prosperity:
It is believed that eating green, leafy vegetables such as cabbage, mint, mustard greens, kale, spinach or coriander leaves is likely to bring wealth for the upcoming year. I wonder if it really works!
No loan payments for the new year:
It is said that one should avoid lending Money or be paying back loans on a new year’s day. Also, one should refrain from giving out any precious items on that day. It is said to bring a year full of payments and money lending. So, it is suggested that one keeps his/her wallet full of money on the very first day of a new year.
No tears on the first day of a new year:
This is yet another superstition that’s religiously followed around the globe. It is said that if you start a new year with tears in your eyes, it could bring unhappiness for the next year. So it is advised that one shouldn’t cry even if his/her favorite team loses an important football match!
Start the new year by Making loud noises:
Making loud noises will scare away the evil spirits from entering your life in the new year- That’s what people in a lot of nations around the globe believe. That’s probably the reason for loud music, fireworks and cheering at the new year’s eve parties!
No empty pockets on a new year’s day:
You may come across people who would strongly suggest that There are one should avoid wearing a dress with empty pockets on new year’s eve. The reason? Well, it is believed that it may be a sign of very low or no income in the upcoming year. So, it’s suggested that one has some money is better than none.
No chicken on a new year’s eve:
Even if you are a die-hard chicken lover, you might be asked to stay away from cooking or consuming any chicken dish on new year’s eve. That’s because having chicken on the very first day of new year is said to cause monetary troubles for the rest of the year!
There are a lot of such superstitions. Whether you believe in them your not, you just can’t stop them from existing (wink)!