A HAPPY NEW YEAR
And, why Black-eyed Peas? Well, one southern legend credits the "lucky" reputation to the Civil War. According to the story, Union troops ignored black-eyed pea gardens when raiding Southern farms, as they regarded them as feed for livestock (hence the nickname cowpeas). With no other crops to eat, Southerners relied on the untouched black-eyed peas to get them through the winter and were lucky to have them.
Tradition in Spain says 12 grapes or raisins eaten just before midnight (one at each chime of the clock) will bring good fortune for all 12 months of the year, as long as you finish all 12 before the final stroke!
One last one -
One last one -cornbread, because its color is similar to that of gold, is traditionally enjoyed by those hopeful for a prosperous year.
You just never know what works. Myself - I've got my black-eyed peas and cornbread all ready.
It appears 2022 is tossing out a surprise for us already.
We have been experiencing spring here – well since summer ended in November. However tonight it’s supposed to get pretty damn chilly with a freeze forecast tomorrow. Then we go back to spring.
Have a good day –
relax, read, watch mindless tv, wear a mask if you go out!
A happy, prosperous, healthy, safe wish to all.
1 Jan 2022
Vikings at the door? Yeah, that's bad luck! May you be Viking-free in 2022 -- Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
First footing has always been a tradition in my family. I'm from the land of Viking raids, so it's not surprising!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, and be sure and take care of the Hoppin John today, just so we all stay healthy, wealthy and wise. Well, we can dream..
A happy New year to you too, Pam. Hope it's a good one.ReplyDelete
I didn't know about any of those food traditions.
We didn't have black-eyed peas - I wonder if kidney beans work just as well? No? But anyway, we did have spinach.ReplyDelete
That first footer thing is interesting. We haven't had anyone in our home since... I can't remember the last time! When our dryer broke back in early fall? I'll be interested to see who our first visitor will be this year! We are due to have my dad & his wife over, and he used to have dark hair...
Debra as descendants of Vikings I resent that.snort*** I don't wear I heard it or who told me but I take a black eyed bean and put it in the 4 corners of the house. east west south and north..protection i think.ReplyDelete