What are different New Year’s Eve superstitions?

WHETHER you’re superstitious or not, the New Year can be a fun time to try out some cultural practices from around the world to test how lucky they might bring.

We’ve compiled a list of the best, and we’re going to try them all, especially if it means more love, money, travel, and happiness in 2023.

Kissing your significant other at midnight is said to ensure another year of happiness in your relationship


Kissing your significant other at midnight is said to ensure another year of happiness in your relationshipPhoto credit: Getty

What are different New Year’s Eve superstitions?

Open the front door just before midnight

Open your front door before midnight to allow the old year to go out and the new year to come in.

This superstition suggests that if you don’t open your front door, the energy of the old year could linger for the next year.

So put on some layers and open the door to welcome 2023.

Don’t clean the house on New Year’s Eve

Even if you want to be sure that you’re prepared for the new year, that doesn’t mean it’s time to start cleaning your house.

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The superstitious among us believe that doing so could wash away or erase whatever luck is coming your way.

That includes running dishwashers or doing laundry, so don’t lift a rubber-gloved finger until the New Year arrives.

Take an empty suitcase with you

This Colombian tradition can be done in your own home.

Grab an empty suitcase and carry it with you – it is believed to bring you a year of adventure and excitement.

Do seven laps around your house

Get into your cardio routine while running around the outside (or inside if it’s too cold) of your house at midnight seven times.

This is to help you release any negative energy that you may be harboring.

Grab your suitcase now and kill two birds with one stone.

Make some noise

Pots and pans, fireworks, or just “Happy New Year!” full-throated at midnight is a surefire way to scare away any evil spirits that may have been sent to you.

Whatever your plans, make sure they include a (loud) countdown, followed by getting as loud as possible just before and after the clock strikes 12.

Get a kiss at midnight

Many superstitions are associated with the idea that when the New Year comes, the energy of everything you do will follow you for the rest of the year.

For this reason, if you are in a relationship, you should kiss when the clock strikes midnight.

The idea is that a kiss at the beginning of the new year will keep you in love all year long.

For those of you who are single, a kiss could put new romance in your path.

Fill up your pantry

This idea is a bit like the last one; start the new year with the energy you want to live with for the next 12 months.

In this case, you’re stocking your pantry with groceries to show that you can and can continue to afford it.

Make sure your pantry (and fridge) is fully stocked


Make sure your pantry (and fridge) is fully stockedPhoto credit: Getty

Withdraw some cash from an ATM

Just as stocking your pantry equates to full bellies, filling your wallet with some cash equates to a bank account bursting with money.

So take it out of the ATM but hold onto it.

It is considered bad luck to lend someone your money on New Year’s Eve.

Wear red panties

If you hope that the new year will bring you passion, wear red panties on New Year’s Eve.

In Latin America, this brings passionate love into your life for the following year.

You’ll also thrive on the feel-good energy that comes with looking and feeling your best, which is good reason to drop your drawers and put on your red underwear.

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Don’t even think about crying

This one falls under the mood to check your energy.

Make sure you don’t shed a single tear on New Year’s Day (unless they’re happy ones), or tradition says you could cry a lot more over the course of the following year.

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