Friday, December 28, 2007

Traditional Foods of New Years

Happy New Years everyone! We all have to agree that New Years is one Holiday that is celebrated all over the world .... so for fun we have listed a few foods that are traditional from around the world. Join us, tell us what food is traditional on your table at New Years. traditional_new_years_food Photo: In the South, there is a tradition: "Eat poor on New Year's Day, eat rich the rest of the year." This is the traditional meal - pork (ham in this case), collard greens, and black-eyed peas with cornbread.

Eating noodles at midnight is customary at Buddhist temples in Japan. A German/Pennsylvania Dutch tradition is to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck. Eating pickled herring as the first bite of the New Year brings good luck to those of Polish descent. In the Philippines, it is important to have food on the table at midnight in order to insure an abundance of food in the upcoming year. Boiled Cod is a New Year's Eve must in Denmark. Olie Bollen is a donut-like fritter that is popular in Holland for New Year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have this meal every New Years without fail. We all love it. Janice in Alabama


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