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Thursday, 31st December 2009

From the Library of Congress: Ushering in the New Year with Special Foods

Jennifer Harbster from the Inside Adams blog at LC has written a post about the special foods prepared for New Year's Eve or day in the U.S. and around the world.

Here's a Tasty Sample:

In the American South, there is a tradition of eating black-eyed peas (Hoppin’ John) and greens, such as collards, on New Year’s Day. This tradition is considered to bring good luck and prosperity: the peas symbolize coins and the greens symbolize paper money. Often, there is rice in the dish, which swells up with water symbolizing an increase of riches.

Those of Spanish and Portuguese descent eat 12 grapes, raisins, or pomegranate seeds at midnight, one at each stroke of the clock.

The Japanese have a custom of eating toshikoshi soba (buckwheat noodles) representing longevity and wealth.

Many more examples in the complete blog post.

Source: Library of Congress (Inside Adams)


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