Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WHAT'S YOUR NEW YEAR'S TRADITION?

Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason it has become common for people to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed the first visitor on New Year's Day would either bring in good luck or bad luck for the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that person happened to be a tall dark-haired man. NOW THAT'S LUCKY!!

Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring good luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring brings good luck because it symbolizes "coming full circle", completing a year's cycle. For that reason the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New Year's day will bring good fortune.
Many parts of the U. S. celebrate the new year by consuming black eyed peas.NO, NOT THEM!!

These legumes are accompanied by either hog jowls or ham. Black eyed peas or other legumes have been considered good luck in many cultures.
The hog and its meat are considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's day by many. Cabbage leaves are considered a sign of prosperity, representative of paper currency.
In some regions, rice is another lucky food that is eaten on New Year's Day.

Whatever your tradition, I hope you have fun. May it bring luck and prosperity to you this year!
CHEERS TO YOU, 2010!
TO MY BLOG FRIENDS, I SEND YOU A WISHBONE FOR GOOD LUCK, PROSPERITY, GOOD FORTUNE AND THE BEST OF HEALTH
MAY 2010 BRING ALL THE BEST THINGS YOU DESIRE TO YOU THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!



2 comments :

Lee said...

I knew some of those... forgot about them...funny. Great post, and I will take those trophy's in double... sigh...wish.
I hope to be at my favorite flea market tomorrow shopping for a wonderful cow hide rug... maybe zebra print... ooh la la!
Lee
Happy New Year to you... and stay warm!

charmaine said...

hi Gail!

like always, with every visit to your blog, you make me smile! i love this post! only problem is, i have my black eye peas (soaking), pork (ham hocks) and rice, but now i need to go get some doughnuts and a hula la hoop. both are round, one put's on calories and the other one will take them off. LoL! hey, but the'yre round. i pretty much think i'm covered, oh, only if Hugh Jackman would be the first visit. honey, he is a hunk of man. i think i've watched "Australia" about 7 times now. Lol!

i wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous year. i am so happy that our paths have crossed, i look forward to getting to know you more in 2010! we seem to have so much in common. to great blogging and growing friendship! HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend!

God Bless,
Charmaine