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I'll leave you with our traditional New Year rhyme - I think it may be a "Yorkshire" thing but as a child (the youngest in my family) I was always made to go outside just before midnight with a lump of coal and I had to knock on the door, say the poem, and "bring the New Year in" so...
Happy New Year, Happy New Year
Plenty of money and lots of good cheer
A horse and a gig
And a big fat pig to kill next year
Hole in me stocking, hole in me shoe
Please can you spare a penny or two
If you haven't a penny, a ha'penny will do
If you haven't a ha'penny then God bless you!
at that point I was allowed in and got a coin in exhange for the coal (I think the coal represented being able to keep warm all year) and allowed back into the warmth! Therefore I wish you all warmth, wealth and happiness (the coal, the money and the cheer) and whatever the horse, gig and pig (I think that's for enough food) are meant to represent. And of course - our extra wish - lots of creativity ;-)
A bit strange I know, but they do say up here that "there's nowt so queer as folk!"
Do share your New Year traditions with us in your comments :-)