Samhain is typically viewed as the Pagan New Year but this New Years Day may just mark something for Pagans that is more than just changing the calendar. It is a common Pagan understanding that a new moon is a time to look forward to new things, new beginnings and fresh starts. In a similar manor the New Year is also associated with the same things, although it is typically less celebrated as such in the Pagan community. This New Years Day will be a bit different as the first new moon of the new calendar year is on New Years Day. If you have been looking forward to the start of the new year or the first new moon of the year with hopes of new beginnings or making big changes, this is definitely going to be a big day for you.
Just as there are many different ways to celebrate the New Year, there are many different ways to celebrate a new moon. Before you get started on your celebration plans you may want to take a peak at the many superstitions and traditions surrounding New Years Day. Superstitions often have deep and old roots that have carried through thousands of years and some are just silly but its better to be safe than sorry.
Bright blessings for your new year and new moon. Please view the photos to see what these superstitions are and take part in a bit of magic that has been passed down through the generations.