|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.