On New Year’s Day I follow certain “rules.” Some call them superstitions. I don’t know that I’m extremely superstitious but my MeMaw is who got me started with these. Growing up, she would remind us of these year after year. I’m a creature of habit and once I start with a tradition, I usually stick with it.
So, here are the the superstitions we will be observing (and have always followed) on New Year’s Day.
A dark-haired man must be the first to enter your door.
No washing dishes or laundry or taking out of the trash.
Eat something green (money).
Eat black-eyed peas and leave a few on your plate (luck).
The first one is a bit tricky but we usually manage by sending Mike (my dark-haired hubby) out the garage or back door so that he can walk around and knock on the front door. hehe. Number two is clearly my favorite for obvious reasons. Supposedly this is to keep you from “washing” someone out of your family. In order to accomplish 3 & 4 we created a new tradition for our own little family. Since Mike and I got married, we have always eaten at Cracker Barrel on New Year’s Day. Best of all, they serve black-eyed peas FREE with every meal on this particular day!