New Yorkers Look To Superstitions To Bring Good Luck In 2014
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Before you officially welcome 2014, you may want to consider some of the superstitious ways that other people will be ringing in the New Year.
One Latin American New Year’s Eve superstition involves taking empty suitcases outside of the house, CBS 2′s Sonia Moghe reported.
“It means, like you’re going to travel a lot next year,” Elena Velez explained.
For one woman from Pittsburgh coins are the key to a prosperous new year.
“I put silver on all my windows so it brought good luck and I have money all through the year,” Donna Baverso said.
Some cultures have superstitions that revolve around food that will bring good luck in the new year, things like black-eyed peas, lentils, and more.
“We have the special turkey that we make and we have the special baklava that we make,” Anila Erindi said of her family’s Albanian tradition.
Gabe Dini told CBS 2′s Moghe that lentils and salami are New Year’s musts.
“For good luck for sure you have dinner with lentils and salami,” he said.
In Spain grapes are essential for luck in the New Year.
“You gotta eat twelve grape in twelve seconds. It’s supposed to bring good luck,” Freddy Fernandez said.
On the Upper West Side, Margaret was in a rush to get all of the lucky food she could possibly find, including pomegranates.
She’s certain that her New Year’s shopping list will bring her good luck in 2014.
Other New Yorkers pinned it all on their underwear with some claiming that red would mean a good love life and the yellow would bring a year full of money.
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