New Year's Traditions

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Jeanette Brown owns high rise restaurant and has been serving up some traditional good luck grub for the new year.

"They say the peas is for good luck and the collard greens is for money, now how true it is, don't know, this is what we're saying."

Black-eyed peas and collard greens are on the top of the list of foods that bring good luck with them for the new year.

As an old saying goes "eat peas on New Year’s Day to have plenty of everything the rest of the year."

For Edward Blackmon, he says the food has proven true.

"I'm 72 year's old and so I've been eating black-eyed peas ever since I was big enough to know it for new years. I'm still livin', so I guess that's good luck."

Others have different superstitions, saying if you don't take your tree down by New Year's Day, you'll have bad luck for the rest of the year.

And for others like Jeanette Brown and Edward Blackmon, they simply like to continue their yearly traditions. Eating cabbage and cornbread are also among the many foods that bring in a happy new year.


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