New Years: Squint-eyed, flat-footed, or red-haired men...

Squint-eyed, flat-footed, or red-haired men bring bad luck If they are first-footers, and so does a woman. But a man with a high instep, or one who comes on a ... Read more

New Years: First footers must not be...

First footers must not be cross-eyed or have flat feet or eyebrows that meet in the middle

New Years: First Footing: The first footer...

First Footing: The first footer should knock and be let in rather than just using a key. After greeting those in the house and dropping off whatever small tokens of ... Read more

New Years: First Footing: The first person...

First Footing: The first person to enter your home after the stroke of midnight will influence the year you're about to have. Ideally, he should be dark-haired, tall, and good-looking, ... Read more

New Years: Paying Off Bills: The new...

Paying Off Bills: The new year should not be begun with the household in debt, so checks should be written and mailed off prior to January 1st. Likewise, personal debts ... Read more

New Years: Stocking Up: The New Year...

Stocking Up: The New Year must not be seen in with bare cupboards, lest that be the way of things for the year. Larders must be topped up and plenty ... Read more

New Years: Kissing at midnight: To ensure...

Kissing at midnight: To ensure that those affections and ties will continue throughout the next twelve months. To not do this would be to set the stage for a year ... Read more

New Years: Just as the clock strikes...

Just as the clock strikes twelve the head of the house should open the door in order to allow the Old Year to pass out and the New Year to ... Read more

New Years: Nothing Goes Out: Nothing...

Nothing Goes Out: Nothing -- absolutely nothing, not even garbage -- is to leave the house on the first day of the year. If you have presents to deliver on ... Read more

New Years: A person who lives alone...

A person who lives alone might place a lucky item or two in a basket that has a string tied to it, and then place the basket just outside the ... Read more

New Years: Black-Eyes Peas: A tradition common...

Black-Eyes Peas: A tradition common to the Southern part of the United States says that the eating of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day will attract both general good luck ... Read more

New Years: Work: Make sure to do...

Work: Make sure to do -- and be successful at -- something related to your work on the first day of the year, even if you don't go near your ... Read more

New Years: New Clothes: Wear something new...

New Clothes: Wear something new on January 1 to increase the likelihood of your receiving more new garments during the year to follow.

New Years: Breakage: Avoid breaking things on...

Breakage: Avoid breaking things on that first day lest wreckage be part of your year. Also, avoid crying on the first day of the year lest that activity set the ... Read more

New Years: Clocks should be wound up...

Clocks should be wound up immediately the New Year begins in order to endow the house with good fortune, while all daily cleaning and dusting should be completed early in ... Read more

New Years: On New Year's Day if...

On New Year's Day if, on rising, a girl should look out of her bedroom window and see a man passing by, she may reckon to be married before the ... Read more

New Years: Children born on New Year's...

Children born on New Year's Day bring great fortune and prosperity to all the household.

New Years: To dance in the open...

To dance in the open air, especially round a tree, on New Year's Day is declared to ensure luck in love and prosperity and freedom from ill health during the ... Read more

New Years: Letting the Old Year Out...

Letting the Old Year Out: At midnight, all the doors of a house must be opened to let the old year escape unimpeded. He must leave before the New Year ... Read more

New Years: Loud Noise: Make as much...

Loud Noise: Make as much noise as possible at midnight to scare away evil spirits.

New Years: The Weather: If the wind...

The Weather: If the wind blows from the south, there will be fine weather and prosperous times in the year ahead. If it comes from the north, it will be ... Read more

New Years: You could ensure yourself good...

You could ensure yourself good fortune by draining the last dregs from a bottle of drink on New Years!

New Years: Its bad luck to let...

Its bad luck to let a fire go out on New Year's Eve.

New Years: If the first person to...

If the first person to cross the threshold of a house after midnight on New Years is a dark-haird man and he carries a shovel full of coal, then a ... Read more