Over the weekend, I saw a segment on a morning news program highlighting another lucky food tradition. It seems that in Spain - and other areas of the world with a Spanish influence - it is traditional to eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Years Eve - one for each month of the year.
There are many traditions of foods to eat to bring in the new year throughout the world! Here in the US, German-influenced areas have sauerkraut but in the south I understand that collard greens and black-eyed peas are considered lucky!
I found an article on lucky foods that divides the foods into different categories:
- Greens -like the sauerkraut which is made from cabbage, collard greens or kale which is eaten in other parts of the world
- Legumes -such as the black-eyed peas or lentils
- Fish - there are traditions of eating cod, herring, shrimp or sardines
- Cakes, pastries - special cakes are made in Italy and Greece; doughnuts in the Netherlands, Poland and Hungary
What sorts of foods do you eat for luck on New Years Eve or Day?