How Superstitious are you?


Happy New Year amigos! In today’s episode you’ll learn about Superstition. And what some cultures do for good luck before the clock strikes midnight on the 31st December. Maybe you follow some of these strange traditions in your countries? Be safe and be merry! Enjoy today’s show!

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Transcript Snapshot (Are you superstitious?)


Welcome to this special, short and sweet episode to close our year 2019.

You’re listening to the episode 246, two hundred and forty six, numero dos cientos cuaranta y seis.

My name is Milena from and today’s episode is about Superstition.

Let’s start.

If you’re listening to the podcast in December of 2019, you’ll know that the New Year is just around the corner.

When the midnight strikes, it will be New Year 2020.

We’ll call it 1st of January 2020 – twenty-twenty.

How do people around the world wait for the New Year to ring in?

Depending on where in the world you are, you might have specific things that you do before or on the New Year’s Day.

You might be doing this because you think it will bring you good luck.

And you’re doing it because you don’t want anything bad or unpleasant to happen in 2020.

It could be a tradition, custom or just something you created by yourself to make you believe you’ll bring good luck to yourself and your family.

We call this: Superstition.

When the midnight strikes, this is also a great time to think about your goals for 2020. What would you like to achieve in 2020? Now is the time to start planning and writing it down.

I’ll be too drunk to start writing my goals down, so I’ll just wait a couple of days, haha

Righto, back to Superstition.

So let me ask you. Are you superstitious? Do you have an out of ordinary custom that you follow for good luck?

Here is what some people around the world do for good luck:

1. Wake up on the Right Foot.

In some European countries, a tradition has it that if you wake up early on New Year’s Day, you’ll wake up early for the rest of the year. And if you touch the floor with the right foot when getting up from bed, you could expect a lot of good luck for whole new year. I think the right foot is the actual right foot! Not the left.

It’s the other right haha

2. Air Out Your House

Open all the doors and windows when midnight comes so you can let the OLD year escape.
Let the New Year come in – nice and clean.


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

Podcast Host

Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.

Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services.

Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.


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