As of right now, I can say… What a fucking year my friends… It has been one thing after another. I have been alive for 35 years and have never seen this much shit happen in a single year. Needless to say, we need some good luck moving forward. So why not practice some of these good luck superstitions.
All things considering though we survived. That’s about all we did. Although some of us ended up starting our own business’ during the quarantine, which is amazing.
Companies adapted to the new norm and restructured the way their business’ run. We have all adapted and are just trying to live our best life with what we have been given.
Good Luck Superstitions for NYE
I know a lot of you are most likely not into superstitions, but let’s be real here. We need all the help we can get. So, let’s start off with some you should plan to do on New Year’s Eve.
The first and most important “good luck superstition” that many believe if you follow Our Redonkulous Life on either Instagram or YouTube you will be graced with good luck and motivation all year long. Hehe
Fill your Cabinets
Make sure you stock up on food and fill your cupboards because it is considered bad luck to start the new year with bare cupboards (signaling poverty and hardship).
Don’t leave the House
They say that you shouldn’t leave your house until someone enters from the outside first. You better hope it’s someone with good intentions because who comes to your house will supposedly say a lot about the luck you will have in the new year. Is it friend or foe?
If that’s the case we would never leave our houses. Social distancing people! Do they have a clause about being in a global pandemic?
Cash in your wallet
Quick run to the ATM and get out some cash! Why? Because we want to enter the new year with full financial prosperity. Filling your wallet with cash before the clock strikes Midnight suggests that you may see the next 12 months with a continuous cash flow.
Fill your wallet with cash and don’t loan out any money to anyone on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
They also say don’t start the year with any unpaid debts, or you could set a prediction for the months ahead. This one is kind of hard since most of us have debt of some kind.
A superstition I found interesting was an old tradition that suggests you hang lemons on your windows and on the door jambs on New Year’s Eve removes negative vibes and allows good energy to flow into the coming year.
I have never heard of that but it seems doable.
Clean your House
In Chinese and Latin American culture, having your home clean on New Year’s Eve will make certain you are not bringing your old life into the new year.
After the house has been cleaned, all equipment used to clean the house should be put away to avoid sweeping the lucky away, According to the superstition.
Don’t Clean on New years Day
Out of all these good luck superstitions, this is the one I can really get behind! You don’t want to “sweeping” or “wash” away any luck coming your way. So don’t do any cleaning—especially dishes and laundry.
Kiss at Midnight
Out of all the good luck superstitions, this is the one we all know about.
In German folklore, it suggests that the first person you encounter in a new year will determine the tone of the next 365 days. If you are in a relationship and kiss your partner to celebrate the new year together will have a strong relationship for the next 12 months.
If you are single do not avoid this good luck superstition because you may end up with a lonely year ahead. Kissing under the mistletoe could bless a couple with fertility according to ancient Greece folklore.
If you have read my PCOS story then you know I will be doing this every year from now on! Bring on the mistletoe!
An Irsh good luck supersition is that on New Year’s Eve you go and open all the doors of the house just before midnight to let the old year escape and give a big ol’ welcome the new year.
So go fling your doors open to help the old year find its way out. BYE FELICIA!
Eat Certain Foods
They say you should eat pork on New Year’s Day will bring 12 months of good luck. The Pennsylvania Dutch and Germans might be on to something. This is because the pigs lead with their snouts pointing forward. Even in Chinese culture, they consider eating pork could bring you luck, good fortune, progress, and honesty.
Eat 12 grapes
This good luck superstition about eating 12 grapes that came from Spain is meant to bring you luck for the coming year. Just eat 12 grapes at midnight. That represents one grape for every month. You can freeze them and toss them in your midnight champagne as a fun New Year’s Eve cocktail garnish.
I had never heard of this till my sister told me she ate the grapes at her New Year’s Eve party.
Avoid Certain Foods
If you are a seafood lover I suggest you rethink any fancy New Year’s Eve food ideas that include lobster. Eating lobsters before midnight is bad luck and believed by many cultures because they move backwards. The lobster is setting you up for a year of setbacks.
If you don’t want your luck to fly away should avoid eating chicken on New Year’s Eve. If you eat chicken on New Year’s Eve you would experience poverty throughout the coming year. In the Philippines, they believe this wholeheartedly.
Also, eating fresh or pickled herring will bring good luck. Eating noodles enables longevity in China.
Carry an Empty Suitcase
Grab your luggage! No need to pack though. We just need it as a prop.
In Colombia, they say to carry an empty suitcase around your house just for a few minutes to set yourself up for adventures in the new year.
All in All
There are so many other superstitions out there for every type of holiday, birthday, or for just everyday life. You either you believe or you don’t or maybe you just do it so you are not pissing off the gods. Keep the bad juju away at all costs.
Whatever you do to celebrate your new years, I hope it is filled with love and light. I am sending you good juju to accomplish all the things you want in life. So don’t ever feel like no one is cheering you on this year. I am!
What are some of the good luck superstitions you believe in that I did not mention?
Until Next Time, Have a Great Day!