We all know about good luck foods we usually eat on New Year’s Day: cabbage or greens for money, pork for wealth and prosperity, black-eyed peas to represent coins and cornbread for gold.
But around the world, there are a few more foods to add to the menu on New Year’s Day:
- in many countries, they eat fish at the new year because they swim in one direction so they represent moving forward into the new year and because they swim in schools, they symbolize abundance…
- in Mediterranean countries, pomegranates are associated with abundance and fertility, plus they are in season in January…
- in Asian cultures, long noodles are eaten without breaking them mean a long life.
FYI: there is a collard greens shortage this year, so you might have a hard time finding those if you didn’t plan ahead and get yours already... talk about trying to block our blessings! LOL
No matter what you eat today, may you have all the BEST in 2019!