New Year’s Traditions…or How My Husband Tricked Me Into Cleaning

Last night, the Headmaster told me that in Colombia, it’s tradition to welcome the New Year by having everything in your house in spic-and-span order. Then he mentioned that we probably have not had all the rooms of our house clean at one time since we moved in. I think he’s right! So New Year’s cleaning sounds like a great idea. I remember how good it felt last year that one New Year’s Day, I was already on Week 6 or so of Couch to 5K. It felt awesome to already be acting on resolutions instead of making them.

Other fun ones I’ve learned, some common, some not so:

  • Eat black-eyed peas for good luck
  • Eat cabbage for money
  • Fill your pockets with lentils
  • Run around the block with a suitcase at midnight for travel
  • Make 12 wishes on 12 grapes
  • Burn a doll in effigy of the Old Year

Got any special things you do for New Year’s?


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