All people celebrate New Year with happiness and joy by exchanging gifts and greeting with their friends, but some strange superstitions are followed by many people around the world. Here is a list of such strange superstitions followed by people on New Year day.
Many people believe that if they wear new clothes on New Year day they will receive more new garments during the year. People wear red color clothes as they believe red is symbolic to happiness and bright future.
Newborn Babies are Lucky:
Babies born on 1st January is considered to be the luckiest persons throughout their lives.
Crying Should be Avoided:
Many people believe that crying and wailing on New Year day is a bad thing.
Keeping the Doors Open:
All the doors of the house should be kept open at mid night to let the old year escape unhindered.
Kiss at Midnight:
It is believed that kissing at midnight increases the affections and attachments that will continue throughout the year.
Dance in Open Air:
It is believed that dancing in open air, around a tree on New Year day brings luck in love and prosperity throughout the year.
Drain the Bottle:
People believe that draining the last remnants from a bottle of drink on New Year day brings good fortune.
Avoid Washing Dishes and Laundry:
Many people believe that washing dishes and doing laundry on New Year day will lead to a death in the family. And most of them even do not wash their hair thinking it unlucky.
Many people do not use foul language on New Year day and behave nicely.
Do Not Let the Precious Things Leave the House:
It is believed that if any precious things like money, jewelry etc leave the home on this day, luck will go out of home. In some countries people do not let the garbage out or even not dust their carpets on this day.
Erase All Debts:
People pay all their debts before the New Year day.
People believe that loud noise scares devil; so New Year is celebrated with as much noise as possible. In many countries church bells rung at mid night for this reason.
Load Wallets and Cupboards:
People believe that the overloaded cup boards and wallets with full of money bring luck and prosperity throughout the year.
It is believed that one should not leave the home before someone comes in first. The first person who comes in should bring gifts.
The Wind’s Direction:
It is believed that the direction of wind during the sunrise on New Year day decides the luck for the coming year. Wind from east predicts natural calamities and wind from west predicts wealth but death of a person of great national importance. Wind from south predicts prosperity and wind from north predicts bad weather. No wind means prosperity and joy throughout the year.