The superstition says how you will meet New Year in such and they will be. In all cities the residents have many opportunities to choose how to accept New Year, that they would be truly significant.
Opera? Concert? Party? A quiet evening with a glass of wine? Or maybe the fashion show and dance until the morning in the club?
According to the researchers, New Year in Lithuania was celebrated from old times, but not so universally. Like before any other holiday, lithuanians till the New Years eve are trying to finish all essential works, reconciliation with family members. For celebrations they were producing similar food like for Christmas eve, just the food was not meager. Everyone, whether young or old, was trying to spend a fun evening, to chat with family, relatives. Have been observed eating by the old Lithuanian traditions, not to take a lot of alcohol, especially women and girls.
In New Year's eve till the midnight, people was not going to bed, await for a new year first day's coming. People were convinced that if you will oversleep such an important time, year-out of luck: you will be sleepy, sloth. New Year's morning, people used to wake up early, because otherwise the whole year the sloth will be your guest. Meanwhile, these days the first of January, after noisy celebrations of New Year, everybody is trying to stay in bed till midday.
Holidays mood was supported by a pleasant conversations, playing, the guessing of fortune. In their goal - to find out what will happen in new years, will a girl and a guy gets married, who will be her elect, or the guy will find a diligent girl, beautiful and rich. The most is guessing from a variety of characters: the shadows, and the odd pair of sticks, matches, peas, sweet. Seniors for the New Year's day and night was trying to find out whether the year will be good, if the weather will be favorable for harvest, or illness will not be interfering.
- If New Year's night is cold and starry - the summer is going to be good.
- During the New Year eve is cold - The Easter will be warm.
- New Year's eve comes many birds in your homestead and they are chirping a lot - all year in your homestead will be many visitors, the year will be fun.