|In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten |
on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life.
|A common good luck food in the southern United |
States, black-eyed peas are thought to bring
|In Germany, Ireland, and parts of the |
United States, cabbage is associated with luck and
fortune since it is green and resembles money.
|Thought to resemble coins, |
lentils are eaten throughout
Italy for good fortune in the New Year.
|Long associated with abundance and fertility, |
pomegranates are eaten in Turkey and
other Mediterranean countries for luck in the New Year.
|In North America, Asia, and Europe, people eat fish to |
celebrate the new year. In some countries,
people associate fish with moving forward
into the new year since fish swim forward.