I wasn't sure whether to do the Gypsy thing before midnight on New Year's Eve or during the day on New Year's Day. Since I thought it prudent to have 100% of 2016 behind me, we did it this evening (so every time zone was well into in 2017).
Bay leaves, rosemary and 30-ish strips of paper on which Leonard and I had each written things we wanted left in the past.
Lacking a fireplace and, at least for now, running water in the kitchen, we opted to torch the bad juju outside on the front porch.
Maybe get dried bay leaves next time.