New Year's traditions and superstitions

- Of course all of us want 2016 to be a great year -- full of love, money, luck. And in some communities, it's a time for special rituals and traditions that will ensure them a better, more prosperous new year.

Many believe that cleaning up and tossing out old trash before the new year will get rid of any negativity still lingering in their life from the previous year. 

At this East Elmhurst botanica many Latinos were getting there last minute ointments and candles.

Next we stopped at mini deli on the Upper East Side where Pino told us what Italians do on New Year's Eve.

From Italy to Greece, this bakery in Astoria showed us how sweet bread can bring good luck.

At a polish bakery in Greenpoint, sweet treats are also on the menu this time of year.

My New Year's tradition is the eating of the grapes. When the clock strikes 12, I eat 12 grapes to signify the 12 months in a year. For every grape I eat I make a wish. I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year -- feliz año nuevo.

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