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    New Year's Traditions

    What New Year's traditions do you follow and what do they mean?

    We eat a grape for every stick of the chime (12) at midnight - That's supposed to bring in good luck.
    Throw water out the window/door - to keep the bad spirits away.
    Take a suitcase and run around outside of your house - for good travel.
    Wear gold/yellow (the color-not dirty ) underwear - I really don't know. Maybe it is for wealth.

    What are yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldee
    Wear gold/yellow (the color-not dirty ) underwear - I really don't know. Maybe it is for wealth.


    My family? We just sit around at home and watch the broadcast from Times Square on TV. We're boring, we know it, but that's ok.

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    In Finland probably the most important new years tradition is to melt tin horseshoes, then pour it quickly to a bucket of cold water. Tin solidifies immediately and is then picked up to predict the course of the next year. For example tiny bubble like rough areas mean money coming your way. Also the shadow of the piece is used to tell the future. It is fun
    ps. This is just my opinion in the matter.

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    Not much tradition. It is my daughter's birthday so it starts with singing.
    He who laughs last thinks slowest

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    Mainly, we watch the Times Square festivities and relax at home. On New Year's Day, many here eat black eyed peas and greens(collard, I think) in hopes of good luck and financial prosperity for the upcoming future.
    Just take a breath and relax...everything's going to be just fine...

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    We always spend it as a family. My dad used to work nights on almost every holiday. So, we used to go and spend the midnight with him at work. Now, he works days so we're going to snack and watch the ball drop from our living room downstairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldee
    Take a suitcase and run around outside of your house - for good travel.
    This I gotta see. Sort of reminded me of the old Chinese fire drill thing of yester years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldee
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    Throw water out the window/door - to keep the bad spirits away.
    Take a suitcase and run around outside of your house - for good travel.
    *mental note to self...do not lurk outside eldee's house New Year's Eve*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott
    *mental note to self...do not lurk outside eldee's house New Year's Eve*
    You better not Unklescott, you might get in trouble! She was talking about tongue lashing in another thread while singing:

    "Its gettin hot in here (so hot)
    So take off all your clothes"



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    Quote Originally Posted by eldee
    What New Year's traditions do you follow and what do they mean?

    We eat a grape for every stick of the chime (12) at midnight - That's supposed to bring in good luck.
    Throw water out the window/door - to keep the bad spirits away.
    Take a suitcase and run around outside of your house - for good travel.
    Wear gold/yellow (the color-not dirty ) underwear - I really don't know. Maybe it is for wealth.

    What are yours?
    Goodness, that sounds like a lot of work. We don't really have any traditions. I guess we are boring
    "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."- Yoda

    "I'll just see where Providence takes me and try to look like I got there confidently." - Craig Ferguson

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