Posted on December 20, 2012 at 8:30 AM
NEW YORK—Times Square officials have gathered good luck charms to accompany the unlucky number 13 that will light up when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
The 7-foot-tall sign in the shape of the number 13 arrived in New York City’s iconic tourist attraction on Wednesday. The New York Post reports that 13 good luck charms will be installed along with the sign atop One Times Square for the celebration that will ring in the year 2013.
The charms include a four-leaf clover, gold coins and a Buddha statue. Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins says officials want to assuage the fears of any superstitious revelers.
More than 1 billion people are expected to watch the New Year’s Eve festivities in telecasts and newscasts.