New Year's traditions

Topazz

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Happy New Year to all. It is early evening on 2 January here in NZ now so New Year celebs are well and truly over.

I just wanted to ask if there is anyone else in the world who follows/followed my mother's tradition of putting out money before New Year's Eve for good luck?

Every year, right up until my parents moved north, she would put out a coin for each of us in the family (including our parents), semi-hidden on a ledge somewhere in the garden, sometime before New Year's Day. Then in the morning of NYD we would all troop outside to collect our coins. We were only allowed to remove our own - if someone was absent, their coin remained until they returned.

My mother believed this would ensure good luck for our future wealth, and do you know, it might have worked! All of us three children have a good comfortable living standard, a bit above average.

I haven't kept up the tradition in my own family and I hope I don't regret it later! Has anyone else done this? My mother is Welsh.
 
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Hi Topazz...

Sounds like a wonderful tradition.. :)

wished you had posted this in my thread "New Years Resolutions"

you still can... copy it & paste it there :)
 
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Topazz,

Happy New Year back at you........

Well now you tell us, I mean thanks and everything I mean it ........but like can I try that now?

Is it like too late this year? Does it work if I just say I just found out about this today, or like are you saying I gotta wait till next year now. Its not that important, I just wanna see if it works is all.:D

DS
 
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Savvy,

Are you going for a new record or something?



........as I get one more post I wish you would have......like done this over here type thing. :D
 
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LOL... gonna call you rudedoggduck...LOL

No record... its just what my thread is all about too... but thats ok
 
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Well I'll be dang if you didn't almost make it to 2000 by today...............LOL

Are you like gonna sleep (what a novel idea) whenever you get to 2000?

............Sorry Topazz, I'm done here now. ;)

DS
 
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Hey guys let's not turn Topazzes Thread into a Ramblin thread now.......we do have the benefit of a chat room now.
 
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# 48! (oh thats bad!)


I just wanted to say that I hadn't heard of that tradition quite that way before, but I like it.
 
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I think its a really neat tradition.... I'm going to try to remember it for next yr.
Provided Im alive
 
H

hamster

Yeah I hear about somewhat traditions like that, the waiter at the chinese resturant say on thier chinese new year, they hand out Red Envelopes with money in it and give it to people??????????????

Yikes!! I wanted to ask why but he had to go take care of this drunk azzh#%$ at the other table.

What is up with people handing out money!!!! I know it's good luck or whatever but man!! Just handing out money!!!!
 

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