A slave to tradition.....

United States
December 31, 2008 1:11pm CST
I just got off the phone with my best friend and she was telling me that you are supposed to do allof your laundry, change all of your bedlinens and sweep all of your floors prior to the new year. you aren't supposed to "Sweep-in" the new year os something to that effect. I didn't grow up with this particular belief........especially since my mother had us doing those particular chores on a daily or at least weekly basis. I don't have any New Year's traditions that I grew up with. have any of you heard of this one? What other New Year's traditions are there?
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 Dec 08
That's an interesting one I haven't heard of...good thing I already changed the bed linens and my last load of laundry for 2008 is in the dryer. The only New Year's tradition I've ever heard of here in the U.S. is the tradition of eating ham and black eyed peas...but there's a difference of opinion as to when you're supposed to eat them in order to have good luck. Some folks say you should eat them at midnight while others say to eat them on New Years Day. One year we did both and I don't recall our luck being especially good that year.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Dec 08
the way i have always heard u can't wash clother on new year's day because u will wash someone out of your family. the only tradition i ever do is cook black-eyed peas. they also say if you cook cabbage u will have money so i do that to. peas are for good luck. lol
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Jan 09
thank you for the best resonse. peas were good by the way. ol