New Year’s Superstitions

New Year’s Superstitions

Delvena Thomas

Some people don’t engage in activities based off superstition. My curiosity compelled me to create a list of NYE and NYD routines that people will forever do to foster a healthier, more prosperous and safer year. Here’s a list from my family and friends:

  • Attend church on the Eve!
  • Throw water out the door to ward off evil spirits on the Eve
  • No washing clothes or dishes on NYDay
  • Get a handsome man to walk through your house on NYD 1st thing in the morning
  • No women should visit on NYD! They bring bad luck. 🤣🤣🤣
  • Have at least $1 in your pocket on the Eve before midnight. If pockets are empty at midnight, no money profited all year!
  • No sweeping on NYD or you sweep out good luck for the year
  • Eat 12 grapes on the Eve – each grape brings good luck for each month of the year. Get it? 12 months 12 grapes
  • Smudging – Smudging can help combat negativity, such as depression, clear the energy in your field, and help you start anew. Smudging is an ancient ceremony in which you burn sacred plants, such as sage, to allow the smoke to clear and bless a space.
  • Turn on all of the lights in your house to light your way into the new year 💡💡💡💡
Delvena Thomas

About Delvena Thomas

Dr. Delvena R. Thomas was trained in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore (MD). She is a board-certified psychiatrist who maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and forensic psychiatry. She serves as a voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, as well as a consulting psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic–Florida.

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