Traditions are an every day part of life, whether you think you are a traditionalist or not, and almost everyone has their fair share of superstitions.

But just in case youy lack in either one of them, we offer a few of the more popular traditions and superstitions in America below. Follow along or throw them out the window, but either way, have a great 2011!


Good Eats, Good Luck
• Every Texan should know, eating Black-eyed                             peas on New Year’s Day is said to bring good luck, fortune and safety   in the coming year.

• Some choose to eat 12 grapes, one grape for each month of the year, for good fortune.

What to Wear to Bring Good Luck
• Wear something new on New Year's Day. It enauers more new clothing in the New Year.

• Wear red clothing on New Year’s Day.

What to Do on New Year’s Eve
• Kissing your spouse or lover at midnight ensures you will have a good year together.

• There should be money in your pocket at the stroke of midnight.

• Doors and windows should be left open at midnight to let the old year out.

• Make lots of noise at the stroke of midnight. Evil spirits attempt to come into the brand new year and noise scares     them away.

• The pantry should be stocked with food and it will stay that way.

What to Do on New Year’s Day
• The first words you hear in the minutes of the New Year will set the pace for the entire year.

• Do something you are good or successful at on New Year’s Day. This will set the pace for the rest of the New   Year.

• Any baby born on New Year’s Day has good luck the rest of their life. The baby also brings good luck to the family.

• No sweeping or dusting the first day of the year. The good luck could be swept out.

 New Year's Eve Superstitions
• Poultry should never be eaten on January 1st. Poultry scratch for their food, so those who eat poultry will "scratch"  for their food all year.