HAPPY NEW YEAR
In the United States, we usher in the New Year with champagne, Auld Lang Syne, and a midnight kiss to ensure that our affections will last throughout the year. Not everybody celebrates the way we do, though.
- In England, the first person to cross your threshold in the New Year is your First Footer, or Lucky Bird, and will determine what kind of luck you’ll have throughout the year.
- In India, Hindus celebrate the New Year four times each year to welcome each of the four seasons. During Diwali, children light mustard oil lamps to attract the Goddess of Fortune to their homes.
- In France, the celebration lasts for a month. Friends exchange cards and enjoy Papillottes – chocolates or candies with wrappers that pop like firecrackers when they are opened.
- In Denmark, people save china dishes to break on friends’ thresholds during the New Year. A pile of broken dishes outside your home on New Year’s Day is a good sign, showing that you have many friends.
New Year’s traditions vary from country to country just as investment allocations vary from person to person. It may be a good idea to start the New Year off with a portfolio review. We’ll talk about your financial goals and the ways in which your risk tolerance may have changed during the past two years.
We hope your New Year is filled with happiness!
Happy New Year from Leif Hagen & Donna Roberts!
v The above material was prepared by Carson Group Coaching.