This year was not at all what people had envisioned for 2020. In some aspects, however, the hours leading up to January 1, 2021, will be similar to all previous New Year’s Eve. Keep our fingers crossed as we look ahead with optimism, looking forward to a new beginning and better things to come.
Although we can’t guarantee that following these common New Year’s Eve and Day superstitions throughout the world will bring you luck—or money— it is worth a go. These superstitious traditions are all claimed to lead to good luck, from food to eat at midnight to donning red underwear for more passion. And to that, we’ll raise a glass! Put on festive party music in the hours leading up to the countdown, pop some champagne if you’re so inclined, and see how many of these you can score.