Eating green leafy vegetables like collards and kale is said to improve your chances of gaining green (aka money). Golden cornbread is said to bring luck especially if made with whole kernel corn which represent gold nuggets.

To help the old year find its way out make sure to open all the doors before midnight. Loud noises will help scare off the devil and his followers.

Kissing your love one at midnight ensures that those affections and ties with continue for the rest of the year.

In Italy there is a custom of throwing old things out your window. This makes room for the new and lucky to enter.

Sleeping with a horse shoe under your pillow on New Year's Eve will ensure good luck.