In Italy, people consume lentils on January 1st! This is due to the widespread notion that lentils will bring good fortune and riches in the upcoming year.
People accept this as true because lentils resemble Roman coins! Thus, include it on your party menu to become wealthy! (Maybe)
Black-eyed peas are regarded as lucky meals in various southern customs! Black-eyed peas are seen as lucky since they helped people live during the American Civil War, while some claim they resemble money.
So they're supposed to bring luck! Whatever the reason, we are confident that your guests will adore the dishes you prepare and serve with these peas. So, prepare them with care!
It is said that eating 12 grapes at precisely 12 o'clock on January 1st will bring you luck for the following 12 months! Well, this is not as simple as it may appear because it's been stated that eating sour grapes might also make your period sour.
For fish lovers, good news! Eating fish on the first day of the year is auspicious! For many reasons, fish is a sign of good fortune. The scales of the fish resemble coins in a wallet. Therefore, we believe that there is a justification for eating fish on January first!
Because noodles are long, people in many Asian countries think that eating them on the first day of the year will lengthen their lives!
There is a requirement for that, though! The noodles must be consumed in their entirety; they must not be broken before entering the mouth.
Cornbread is seen as lucky because it represents gold. Some folks top their cornbread with butter, honey, and corn kernels to increase their luck! So, take a mouthful of this delicious cuisine to bring yourself some luck!
Eating a cake in the shape of a ring symbolises that the year has come full circle. The calendar continues turning around, but time has no beginning or end.
Eating a circular cake on New Year's Day is therefore thought to be lucky. The person who finds the coin in the cake's centre wins luck in various cultures!