Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Don’t cry on January 1! And 9 other New Year’s Day superstitions
We're not sayin' they're right, but we're not sayin' they're wrong.
Keep in mind these New Year’s Day superstitions. Many cultures believe these cautionary tales whole heartedly. It wouldn’t hurt to browse and be a bit open-minded. After all, our ancestors believed these things and they got us here safely. Take a quick look at some New Year’s Day tips from olden times:
Don’t cry: or your year could be filled with unhappiness
Fill your wallet before the first: to ensure prosperity in the new year
Don’t break anything: your luck could start off badly and stay that way
Nothing goes out of the house: for fear of losing things in the new year
Don’t lend money or pay back money: you could be paying out money all year long
Do not wash dishes or laundry: said to foretell a death in the family in the New Year
Try and do something work related, something small: sets the tone for job prosperity
No bare cupboards: stock by the 1st or it could set the precedent for your whole year
Beware the first person to enter your home: this may influence the year ahead
Be mindful of the wind: if the wind is out of the south, there will be prosperous times ahead. The wind out of the east means famine and calamities, and out of the north means a bad year for weather. Wind from the west means plenty of milk and fish. Calm winds means a prosperous and joyful year for all.
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