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An end of the year tradition is to get the bad stuff out of the way, so that the New Year can be ushered in without contamination by the bad (this includes cleaning the house!). Apparently (like choosing the right person for “first footing”) this brings good luck, though personally, I think that stochastic processes rule and so there is nothing special about any particular day. Nonetheless, traditions are what bind us culturally, so onwards with the “bad”.
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