Typical New Year’s traditions are designed to bring prosperity into the coming year and push away any ill-effects of the prior year. This time of the year is loaded with superstition and lore, with each culture having its own way to bring luck. Here are a few of the most common New Year traditions, with accompanying online slots to help you fulfill each one. Hopefully, they will bring you a year of prosperity. Noise It’s commonly thought that if you make a lot of noise when the new year rolls in, you’ll scare away evil spirits. For this reason, people like to bang pots and pans together or light off fireworks. Of course, most online slots are loaded with bells and whistles when you hit the jackpot, but these two are even more fitting. Wild Rockets: Designed by NetEnt, Wild Rockets is sure to add some zip into your holiday. It’s one of their newer video slots, which allows players 720 different ways to win, spread out across the game’s five reels. It features the intuitive controls and flawless graphics that NetEnt is known for and the animations are fluid. As one might expect, the theme of the game is rockets, or fireworks, and the icons carry a series of different styles, as well as letters. If you get a wild symbol on the second, third, or fourth reel, it changes the entire reel into a column of wilds. There are also rocket scatters, which trigger the free spin feature if you get three or more in a spin. The RTP is 96.7-percent and betting starts at just 50 cents. Boomanji: Fairly similar to Wild Rockets, but slightly more explosive, Boomanji is Betsoft’s answer to rocketry. Although it has 5 reels, it’s a little different because you can choose how many paylines you’d like, up to a maximum of 10. Then, you can select how much you’d like to wager on each, so betting can start at just two cents and the RTP is slightly below 96-percent. The graphics are pleasant and the animations run smoothly, plus it’s very easy to follow and quick to play. This game also has expanding wilds, which work just like the ones on Wild Rockets. If you get a wild on any of the center three reels, all the icons will change to wilds, both above and below it. The game will also provide a free re-spin each time you get a wild, which means you can blast your way into the new year for a long time. Cleaning Some people believe that it’s unlucky to allow any of the old dirt to follow them into the new year, so they spend New Year’s Eve cleaning. Of course, you could spend all day cleaning your house, or you could play a slot with the same thematic elements and maybe win enough to hire a maid. Dad’s Day In: Cryptologic created this mildly amusing 1950s vintage-theme slot. It hosts icons like laundry appliances and vacuums, which makes it ideal for tidying up for the new year. Cryptologic also makes their games configurable, so the RTP will vary by casino and you can choose how many lines you’d like to play, up to a maximum of 30. There are five reels and Dad, who acts as the wild, can appear on any the center three. There is a mini-game, plus free spins and bonuses offered throughout gameplay. First-Foot Throughout Europe, the first person to enter a home on New Year’s Day provides the first foot, and hopefully brings luck with him. Although the exact details vary by region, it should usually be a dark-haired man bearing gifts. Sometimes he must carry food or drink, other times a coin or even entertainment. Royal Banquet: Saucify designed this delightful slot back when they were called BetOnSoft. It has everything that a first-footing should, including renaissance music, several men, including a dark-haired chef and a knight whose eyebrows are dark, plus there is plenty of food and drink. Hopefully you’ll walk away with a coin or two as well. There are 5 reels, up to 20 paylines, wilds, scatters, and free spins. Kiss Supposedly, kissing someone at midnight helps to strengthen the relationship, while absence of a kiss means you’ll have a year of loneliness. Starlight Kiss: The images from this Microgaming slot look like they belong on the cover of a romance novel. It’s one of their 243-ways-to-win slots and it has 5 reels. Starlight Kiss acts as the wild and there are also scatters and free spins. The bonus round takes you into The Lovers’ Garden where you may choose objects containing coins and hearts that will raise your romance meter, as well as your multiplier. There are also a few games which are specially designed for the holiday, like Rival’s New Year's Eve Reel Party, which have plenty of bells and whistles, too. However, they don’t cover all the traditions that the other slots listed here do. Whichever games you choose, hopefully they will bring you a prosperous and happy new year.