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Know some New Year's Day related superstitions and traditions
Over the years, now the New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day.

In modern Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.

Celebrating the dawn of a new year has been a tradition for over 4,000 years. The earliest New Year celebrations occurred in ancient Babylon on the new moon after the vernal equinox. The Romans eventually moved the date, and for more than 400 years now, New Year's has been observed on January 1, informs Wikipedia.

The following traditions are observed on New Year's Eve in the US:

• New Year's Eve means to let oneself loose on December 31 at the parties

• Cheering, singing, feasting and noise making should be indulged in

• Fireworks should be displayed to welcome the new year

• Crystal ball is dropped every year at midnight at Times Square in New York

• The Rose Bowl is played on New Year's Day

• The Tournament of Roses Parade precedes the Rose Bowl

Some of the superstitions associated with the New Year's Eve, considered to bring good luck, are as follows:

• Kissing your wife or sweetheart at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve is meant to ward off coldness in the relationship throughout the coming year.

• Filling all the wallets in the household with cash to begin the New Year on prosperous footing for wealth in the family

• Filling the cupboards with food for abundance in the home throughout the coming year

• Buying the lucky food in the form of black-eyed peas and lentils

• Putting up or displaying the image of Baby New Year

• Letting off crackers to scare away evil spirits

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