People of Minnesota greet the New Year with rich and colorful traditions. New Year Traditions in Minnesota has its origin from the early practices and superstitions by our pagan ancestors.
According to the superstitions the New Year activities carried out on New Year day exert immense influence on other days of the year. Given below are some popular New Year Traditions in Minnesota that are widely practiced by the American families.
Stocking Up- The cupboards, drawers and the lockers should not be left empty on New Year day. Instead they should be filled with currencies according to the financial standard. The cupboards and wallets full of money ensure fortune and prosperity all through the year.
Kissing at Midnight- Kissing the beloved in midnight New Years Eve parties is a very common tradition. It is practiced not only to share the New Year moment with the love but also to ensure that the love and affection remains steadfast all through the year.
New Year Floats and Parades – Organizing Masquerades and parades are also popular New Year tradition in Minnesota. Earlier people decorated their horse drawn carriages to travel to special sporting events. This custom has now turned into huge parades in the morning and special football games held in the afternoon. One of the most famous parades is the Tournament of Roses where the floats are all decorated with flowers.
Other New Year Traditions in Minnesota include making loud midnight noises, bursting fireworks and making New Year resolutions. All these practices originated from the ideas of purification of soul, driving off demons, expulsion of evils and beginning the new days of the New Year new hope and new resolutions.