The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87654 Message #1638890
Posted By: CapriUni
01-Jan-06 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
The way I look at it, it doesn't really matter how precisely you adhere to the material elements of a new year's ritual, so long as whatever you do use gets your mind focused on the positive.
I was alone, last night, so I didn't have anyone to kiss, but at the stroke of midnight, I held tight to a symbolic penny from my mudcat secret santa (symbolising a connection with potential new friends, as well as wealth), and put a jelly baby sent to me by an old friend on my tounge (symbolising continued friendship and sweetness in the coming year), while I watched fireworks out my kitchen window (which should do much to scare away evil spirits).
I hope all of the same to my fellow mudcatters!