New Years superstitions

Old 01-01-2011, 09:44 AM
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Living in the Islands, we have so many New Year's traditions and superstitions from our many diverse cultures.
Popping firecrackers to ward off evil spirits on New Year's Eve.
Take a bath first thing on New Year's morning and wash off the old year.
Make sure the house is cleaned on New Year's Eve.
No sweeping out the house on New Year's Day - it's like sweeping out the New Year. Never heard if vacuuming is a way around it. LOL
As friends and family visit one another on New Year's Day, the adults give money to the children to insure wealth in the coming year.
Lots of cultural foods are prepared and eaten.
Being sick on New Year's Day foretells a year of illnesses.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:19 PM
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My in-laws were czechs and they had many superstitions, but on NY's day you were NEVER allowed to eat anything that flys, i.e. chicken, duck, turkey. The whole year would be heartache.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:29 PM
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I have only done one load of laundry today - did 6 yesterday - hope that lessens the loads(pun intended) this year! My kitchenwas perfectly clean as of 12 midnight-yay!! I have been trying to do some quilting today, to ensure that I sew a lot in the new year. Here is the question. This backing does not want to cooperate, I've pieced it twice,once half the print was upside down, so I ripped it and resewed. The second time I pieced it lengthwise instead of crosswise-ughh - so now I am ripping again. Should I put this down and wait a day, does this mean I am going to be frog quilting my way through this year? Help!!!
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
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yes -- put it down and wait a couple days -- you are wayyyy to anxious to be perfect -- what was that Amish legend -- only God is perfect -- LOL
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
Black Eyed Peas. Came from my Husbands Southern roots.
We always have cabbage rolls and blackeyed peas and cornbread. It was so good this year especially since I did not have to cook it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by AnnieH
First footing, from my mother's Scottish roots. We had a piece of coal kept for the sole purpose of a handsome dark-haired man (my brother!) bringing it into the house after midnight.
Remember that years ago, we were all fair haired so had a friend do it---------with whisky of course!!!!!!!!
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