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Sicilian Culture: New Year's Eve

About New Year's Traditions
Naples is famous for throwing their old furniture and other items out the windows so they can buy new ones. (This reminds me of the last days of college in the dorms, senior year, who thought it actually derived from the Napoletani?).  One of the traditions that my mother still insists on is taking new coins (the current year obviously); penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar coin, facing up, putting them on the window sill BEFORE midnight to bring good luck as we pass from the old year to the new.

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