As far back as I can remember my mom and I have been doing New Year's Eve and New Year's Day traditions. I am sure most of you have heard of the traditional NYE watch the ball drop, kiss, and sing Auld Lang and on New Year's Day eat pork and sauerkraut but there are so many more fun traditions spanning the globe. Every culture has its own ways to ring in a lucky new year. In some countries, what you’re wearing when the clock strikes midnight is so important, it will affect your luck, wealth, health and love life for the next 12 months, so plan that outfit wisely. And, of course, food traditions are always a favorite. In our family you can not have red on the dinner table or eat anything with red in it, we eat 12 grapes at midnight, and leave money in the tree, and have a food that is a circle sitting out over night, also make sure you do not clean or sweep on New Year's Day.
Make Hoppin John It's said that anyone who makes this dish of black-eyed peas, pork and rice on January 1 will experience luck and peace for the rest of the year. And maybe prosperity, too: According to History.com, "Hoppin’ John was, and still is, often eaten with collard greens, which can resemble paper money, and 'golden' cornbread. The peas themselves represent coins.
Make a Fish Dish Fish is considered another good New Year's entrée, since fish only swim in one direction — forward, like the movement of time.
Wear White Brazil makes it easier too choose your New Year's Eve outfit — everyone wears white for good luck and peace. Jump Seven Waves In Brazil, if you head to the beach, you can increase your luck by heading to the water and jumping over seven waves. You get one wish for each wave.
Smash a Plate In Denmark, broken dishes are a good thing — people go around breaking dishware on the doorsteps of their friends and family.
Eat 12 Grapes That's what they do in Spain — pop one grape for every month of the New Year. According to Atlas Obscura: "Eating one grape at each of midnight’s 12 clock chimes guarantees you a lucky year — if and only if you simultaneously ruminate on their significance. (Each grape represents an upcoming month.) If you fail to conscientiously finish your grapes by the time the clock stops chiming, you’ll face misfortune in the new year." Kiss
You've heard of this one before: When the clock strikes midnight, you're supposed to kiss someone you love. It's not just about stealing a smooch: According to the Washington Post, this is borrowed from English and German folklore, which stated that it's "the first person with whom a person came in contact that dictated the year’s destiny." Jump Into 2020 In Denmark, people stand on their chairs and "leap" into January at midnight to bring good luck and banish bad spirits. Smash the Peppermint Pig In upstate New York, they sell special peppermint pigs all throughout the holiday season. Everyone gets to take a turn hitting it with a special candy-size hammer and eating a piece for good fortune in the coming year. The peppermint is very strong, so only take a small piece — but at least you'll start the year with fresh breath! Keep the Windows Open. Doors too! It's a common superstition that opening the doors and windows will let the old year out, and the new year in unimpeded. (Let's hope this old year goes out as quickly as possible, please.) Write down your goal
Have everyone write down a resolution, goal, wish or note to their future selves, put it in a jar, then save it for the year. On the next New Year's Eve, you can retrieve the jar and read the notes to see how far everyone has progressed.
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7 days in a private Facebook Group with a set schedule. If you can not make a live session, the videos will remain available to watch at your convenience
A Grocery list and meal plan
Yin Yoga with Reiki
Various Yoga and fitness classes like HIIT & Cardio Barre throughout the week
Energetic Space clearing for your home
Synchro -Alignment Session
Tips on Feng Shui For the New Year
Make a vision board, and more!
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