A long noodle represents a long life. Revisit your childhood by slurping up the noodles in their long form rather than cutting them short.
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Try the Spanish and Portuguese tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve — sweet ones supposedly lead to 12 happy months.
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Eating pork on New Year's Day symbolizes progress in several countries, as the pig is known for pushing forward.Get the Recipe
With so many delicious seeds inside a pomegranate, it's easy to understand how it represents an abundance of health, fertility and prosperity.Get the Recipe
In the U.S., greens of any sort symbolize the almighty dollar. Have some cabbage and prosper in the new year.Get the Recipe
The Chinese culture considers oranges to represent good fortune, wealth and gold. In addition, oranges naturally ripen this time of the year, so you'll also enjoy an abundance of vitamin C.Get the Recipe
With their coin-like appearance, lentils are a natural symbol for luck. See if your luck improves this year after eating this dish.Get the Recipe
Yellow cornbread is symbolic of gold, so enjoy a hunk of it, perhaps with some Hoppin' John — you could find yourself wealthier in the new year.Get the Recipe
Simple but delicious, Hoppin' John (made with black-eyed peas) represents success because each pea represents a coin, and a whole serving equals prosperity.Get the Recipe