New Year's in Italy is a holiday filled with tradition and superstition, including:
- Throwing pots, pans
andclothes out of the window to let go of the past move toward the future.
- Eating a New Year's Eve meal that symbolizes abundance. Many dishes feature lentils (which symbolize wealth) and raisins (for good luck).
- Wearing red underwear for good luck.
- Firing a Christmas log to turn away evil spirits.