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New Year Superstitions - Top New Year's Eve Customs and Superstitions

Updated on December 28, 2011

New Year Superstitions -Bringing in the New Year

New Year Day is celebrated with much pomp and excitement and people always render special attention towards making the New Year celebrations quite a memorable occasion. Most of us make very sure that we start our New Year Day very fresh and do all the necessary preparations for welcoming it in a very special way. Though New Year is considered as an auspicious day there are many superstitions also attached with and many cultures of the world in the different countries across the world hold different sets of superstitions attached to the arrival of the New Year Day.

The Most Common Superstitions Around the World

One such common superstition that normally comes across is that when a new person enters a house he should make sure that he leaves the house through the same entrance. If this is followed in the proper way then it is believed that the person will surely make more visits to the house on several such occasions in the future and will become friendly with the inmates. If done otherwise and if the person leaves the house through the other entrance then it is considered that he will not return back to the house in future. This is one of the most common superstitions that are followed all across the world.

New Year Superstitions

House Repair /Modification in New Year Day

Another common superstition is that you should never make any changes to your house on the New Year Day if you want your visitor to come back and visit your house in the future.

Indeed if you want certain things to happen in the New Year you should certainly make concrete preparations for turning all this into a reality and make it happen than to create many New Year resolutions that goes up as a mere waste of time.

Another most common belief followed by many people across the world is to thoroughly clean the houses for inviting the New Year and this is considered as the most significant preparation. New Year is just like any other day but if due to its arrival if everybody’s house becomes clean and pretty then there is nothing much to complain about such a practice since in one way or the other the old unused and junk items will at least find its way very well into the dustbin due to the cleaning operation. Thus the New Year Day’s arrival makes it very important for each of us to keep ourselves and our house very clean.

New Year resolutions as superstitions

New Year resolutions form another set of superstitions which we so religiously form before the new year and with great difficulty most of us do follow them only to break it off at some future point of time which will make us all the more unstable and uneasy. It is better to believe in oneself and work towards the realization of one’s dreams till it turns out and becomes reality and thus enjoy the glory of fruition of the attempts than to make empty resolutions that are mostly done with half heartedness.

These resolutions will only translate partly into reality and most of the time goes up in vain. Hence it is better to think of something more solid and work towards its achievement than to waste time in the realization of something wasteful that would annoy the self and others surrounding one when the built up resolutions are broken due to lack of interest.

Thus it is better always to very well believe in the very famous proverb that where there is a will there is surely a way. Surely our dreams can be achieved if we gather the much needed courage and put in the much needed effort.

Superstitions are bad ?

Superstition has got immense power to either make or break a person and is totally dependant on each person’s individual sets of beliefs. It is for this reason that superstition gains much importance. It has got a contagious effect since it gets easily transferred from person to person within no time and can spread worldwide and many persons do become victims due to its effect.

To sum up it can very well be said that the superstitions are really blind set of beliefs that can really become a mockery of our set of cultural values and traditions that we very well hold for so long since our childhood and we should use our discretionary powers to know the difference between a beneficial superstition and a bad one.


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    • LensMan999 profile image

      LensMan999 4 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi Deborah,

      Thanks for your comment.

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 5 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Interesting superstitions. Let's ring in the new year.