New Year's Day Superstitions/Traditions?

United States
December 30, 2008 7:47pm CST
Does anyone have any good New Year's Eve or Day superstitions? I grew up eating black-eyed peas on January 1 because it's supposed to be good luck for the coming year. Any others?
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• India
31 Dec 08
nope tis just a new year i mean just a day there shouldnt b any thing such as tht happy lotting and have a blessed new year
• India
1 Jan 09
:d
• United States
31 Dec 08
Funny. You too!
@Bebs08 (10683)
• United States
31 Dec 08
hahaha these superstitious beliefs are funny thing to think about but some people believe it. Well, I remember my aunt will have 12 kinds of fruits in her table on Christmas eve. Fruits must be round like, grapes, oranges,apples,peach, etc,, anything that is round. She said these fruits is a sign for good luck in 12 months. hahahaha.. Then they will wear polka dots dress in symbols of money. I keep on laughing with these superstitions. I just watch them doing it. They even said that.. it is not good to eat chicken on New year because you will become hard up like the chicken keep on scratching the ground for food.. which means having a hard time. hahaha!! how is that? how is it related to our economy? funny thing.
• United States
31 Dec 08
I know it's all just funny stories but I'm sooo not eating chicken on New Year's Day. Not that I was planning to anyway. Happy New Year!
@marcialoyd (1173)
• United States
31 Dec 08
My family has blackeyed peas for the luck. We also have Cabbage for money. and we have cornbread with it. No superstition for the cornbread. It just tastes good with the cabbage and black eyed peas! :-)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Now I miss my Mom's cornbread. It's so good with black-eyed peas. Happy New Year!
@pxhnchsh (142)
• China
1 Jan 09
We usually eat noodles on the New Year's Day,because it's supposed to be more healthy and clever in the new year. I come from south China.
@gemwang (26)
• China
31 Dec 08
Really?We eat dumpling on january 1,it's tradition.
@SANMAO (7)
• China
31 Dec 08
tomorrow is the day of new year ,we called "yuan dan" but we have not so much superstition,but in the lunar calender the "new year "there are very much !
• United States
31 Dec 08
We usually eat pork on New Years Day because it's supposed to bring you and your family good luck if you eat it. I'm not sure where that came from but that is something that my family does. Usually, on New Years Eve, we eat a lot of foods because it's kind of like signaling that you'll be well fed in the new year.