News year’s day seems like the perfect day to do a bit of laundry. For starters it’s a new year and you’ll need clean clothes for the new year.
But maybe you’ve heard you should never do any laundry on new year’s day. Superstition says it is bad luck to wash your clothes on New Year’s Day.
Now is it really bad luck? Or just superstition?
Well the truth is it’s completely up to you and how superstitious you are.
What is the history of this tradition?
No one is entirely sure where this myth has come from but it may be likely that this superstition has been passed down from many generations.
Different countries also have different perspectives on this legend with several different outcomes of what would happen if you do laundry on new years.
Keep on going to see what actually happens if you wash your clothes on this day!
Have you washed your clothes on New Year’s Day? What will happen now?
As the superstition says if you wash your clothes on new years day you would end up washing away a loved one. Believe it or not this is the reason loads of people try to avoid doing their washing on January 1st.
Another thing people have also said is by doing laundry on this day means you would be doing laundry for the entire year.
Some people believe that if you were to wash an average load of laundry on New year’s day you would actually end up having bigger and more common piles of washing to do that year.
Another reason people tend to think is true, is that if you wash your clothes on this day you would be washing away all your good luck for this new year and you would only be left with bad luck. That’s not something you would want to happen.
Obviously there are also people out there in this world who think everything that I have just stated above is not true and will continue to wash their clothes on new year’s day.
Some people don’t believe in any superstitions and don’t mind doing laundry on new years day because it’s just a normal day.
But just incase why don’t you just spend the day with your friends and family and then you won’t have anything to worry about for the rest of the year.
Other Superstitions to watch out for on New Year’s Day?
Other people have said to not dust their house on this day because it can get rid of any good luck for this year.
Other cultures have claimed that the chore you chose to do on new years day will be the chore you do every day everyday of the year. So no ironing on new years day.
Some countries have even decided not to throw out any rubbish on this day or it would bring bad luck.
Can you dry clothes on new years day?
No you cannot dry clothes on new years day, if you are superstitious. According to superstition you will be drying clothes for the rest of the year. Probably best to wait till the 2nd of January for drying your clothes.
Can you do laundry on new year’s day?
No you cannot do laundry on new year’s day, if you are superstitious. The legend says you will be doing laundry for the rest of the year.
I accidentally washed my clothes on New Year’s Day?
If you have already washed your clothes on new year’s day, you may want to sage your laundry to cleanse it of any bad luck for the new year.