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Published:December 18th, 2006 10:59 EST
Good Luck Symbols - The Hottest for 2007

Good Luck Symbols - The Hottest for 2007

By SOP newswire

With the beginning of a New Year looming, many are already searching for ways to make it better than 2006.

After giving up on New Year`s resolutions that fall short by noon on Jan. 1, Americans now alter their one-day improvement plans to include the charmed life of the Lucky.

TOP MOST POPULAR GOOD LUCK ICONS OF ALL (JW RESEARCH)
1. RABBIT FEET
2. ANGELS
3. FOUR LEAF CLOVERS
4. ASTROLOGICAL PREDICTIONS
5. NUMBER 7
6. SCARAB BEETLES
7. PET PHOTOS
8. LADY BUGS
9. CARVED JADE "LUCK AMULETS"
10. WISH BOXES

An ever larger number of us extend the better-life time line, across the entire coming 365 days. By taking a page from the rest of the world, Americans are, like never before, turning to the power of Luck.

MOST FAVORED BY WOMEN
1. FOUR LEAF CLOVERS
2. LADY BUGS
3. ANGELS
4. CHARM BRACELETS
5. CATHOLIC SAINTS
6. PET MEMENTOES
7. CARVED "LUCK SYMBOL"
8. MEMORY/WISH BOXES
9. TRIP SOUVENIRS
10. LUCK OILS

It has long been a tradition to rely on Scottish New Year celebrations dating back to ancient pagan times. Hogmanay is a tradition that includes fireworks and torch-lit processions, believed to be good luck, shortbread or whisky, after midnight chimes, everyone sings "Auld Lang Syne."

MEN`S CHOICES
1. LUCKY COINS
2. 4 LEAF CLOVERS
3. HORSE SHOES
4. BUDDHAS
5. TREASURE MAPS
6. NUMBER 13
7. SPECIAL WALLETS
8. JADE ELEPHANTS
9. COFFIN NAILS
10. EVIL EYE CURIOS

Usokae Japan has the Bullfinch Exchange Festival in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture. "Good Luck" gilded wood bullfinches, mixed among many plain ones, are sought after by the throngs as priests of the Dazaifu Shrine pass them out in the dim light of a small bonfire. (Bullfinch - two groups of passerine birds).

People who seek better luck for the next year exchange their old wooden carved bullfinch, called Uso, for the luckier New Year`s model.

YES, EVEN CHILDREN BELIEVE IN LUCK, THEIR FAVS
1. FAVORITE TOYS
2. FRIENDS
3. An iPOD TUNE
4. CRAYOLA SET
5. ROCK
6. ANGELS
7. PETS
8. RAINBOWS
9. ART CLASS PROJECTS
10. FAVORITE AUNTS

By Claudia Strasbaugh