New Year’s Eve 10 lucky foods

New Year’s Eve 10 lucky foods

Have you ever thought about those foods that you can eat and they can bring luck to you? Of course this article is for superstitious but there is nothing wrong if you give it a try some foods that not only will bring you luck but they are healthy and delicious for sure.

  1. Eat twelve grapes at midnight. The Spanish and Portuguese eat twelve grapes as the clock chimes twelve times for midnight, to symbolize the twelve months of the new year.
  2. Consider ring-shaped food for the very first breakfast of New Year. Bagels or doughnuts for breakfast, which represent not only carby deliciousness, but also the year coming full circle.
  3. Do you know why pig is considered  the animal which bring luck? In fact it is considered to be the luckiest of all foods to eat for New Year’s Day because it is rotund, which represents prosperity. They also “root forward” with their noses, which is supposed to symbolize progress.
  4. In Greece, when the new year turns, a pomegranate is smashed on the floor in front of the door to break it open and reveal seeds symbolizing prosperity and good fortune. The more seeds, the more luck.
  5. Maybe you have heard that for New Year  you need to roast the entire fish. Have you ever thought why? There are three good reasons for a superstitious: their scales resemble coins, they travel in schools, which represents prosperity, and they swim forward, symbolizing progress.
  6. In Japan, long buckwheat noodles symbolize long life, and are therefore lucky, but only if you eat them without chewing or breaking them. Thus
  7. Nosh on greens. They resemble paper money, and who doesn’t want more money next year? Everything from cabbage to kale to your Mesclun salad mix applies here.
  8. Do you know what is Hoppin’ John? It is a southern American dish of black-eyed peas and rice which is a traditional dish for New Year’s Day, where black-eyed peas are considered felicitous based on their resemblance to coins.
  9. Lentils are cooked in Brazil and Italy. They resemble money. Yes, these coin-shaped legumes bring luck in Brazil and Italy, and are said to have been eaten for luck since the Roman times.
  10. Bake a coin into a cake. The second Greek tradition on our list, this involves a special lemon-flavored cake called a vasilopita baked with a coin inside. Whoever finds the coin gets a year of good luck.

Photo credit: latintimes

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