Kissing the person you love at the stroke of midnight ensures 12 months of continuing affection.
Windows and doors should be open at midnight to let the old air escape.
In German folklore eating herring at midnight will bring luck in the new year .
You should avoid eating lobster tonight because they move backwards and this is thought to cause a year of setbacks. Chicken is also thought to cause setbacks since they scratch backwards.
Making loud noises at midnight will scare away evil spirits.
In Latin America carrying around a suitcase is thought to bring about a year of adventure and travel.
In Ecuador they burn a scarecrow to get rid of the previous year's bad energy and start the new year with a fresh positive start.
Sleeping with a horse shoe under your pillow tonight will bring good luck for the year.
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