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Be sure that you get all you laundry done before New Year's Day

Do not do, or have laundry to do on new years day as it is very bad luck.

Be sure to eat black eyed peas on new year's day for prosperity.

Any other traditions or superstitions?


Asked by Dardenella at 1:23 PM on Dec. 30, 2012 in Holidays

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  • Oh I never heard of this, good to know. We always do pork and sauerkraut in the crock pot. It's a PA Dutch superstition passed down through generations.

    Answer by Trajik003 at 5:20 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • BEP?

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 10:02 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • good thing Monday is laundry day haha.

    and i dont care how much good luck BEPs bring...i HATE those nasty things!

    Answer by okmanders at 9:35 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • Pork & Sauerkraut New Year's Day.
    Which I hate, which might explain a few things....

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 4:34 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • yellow polka dot underwear on the wrong way
    yelling happy old/new year
    cold VERY COLD champagne
    blackeyed peas n corn bread
    banging on pots n pans
    all traditions that we do - don't know if others do it too

    Answer by madmueller at 4:02 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I do believe doing the laundry refers to the whole process so yes foldingand putting away.

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 1:48 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I have heard that if you eat pork & cabbage you will have good luck (or you won't have bad luck). I can't remember if you are supposed to eat it last thing NYE or first thing NYD. I'm not so good with the tradition things. We don't have too many as a family.....

    That is good to know about the laundry thing. Maybe that has been my problem for the last 20 years or so..... Guess I know what I get to do all day now. Does it all have to be folded and put away, or does it work if it is only washed & dried? This is important, can someone please answer this burning question? If it must be folded and all, someone may not get dinner! LOL

    Answer by 29again at 1:45 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • LOL, mine isn't superstition - mine is fold it because the basket is in my knitting space :p

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:41 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • staci, she's talking about laundry not poopin! LOL!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:41 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I've always heard that eating cabbage on New's Years day is for good luck. So, we eat it every year. I think we do it more now out of habit then actually believeing the myth.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 1:38 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

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