New Years traditions and/or folklore

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ferngully, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Ferngully

    Ferngully Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post some of your your new year's traditions or folklore and what it is said to bring to the new year. I know they are all different for various regions of the country and world.

    Here in the south with my husbands family it is blackeye peas and collard greens for prosperity. In the north of my parents, corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage for prosperity.

    What do you do or have for the new year for traditions. Who knows, if they work, we may all benefit from you.
     
  2. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    black eyed peas & jowl bacon forgot the collard greens I hope I have a can
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My fiance is Irish and I am still puzzled over banshee's........
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I heard Rick Steve talking w/ someone from Sicily on NPR last weekend. In Sicily they wear red underwear for the New Year for good luck.

    So today I've got on red undies for the celebration. Not that anyone will know! [​IMG]
     
  5. adrian_lasek

    adrian_lasek Out Of The Brooder

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    In Poland, people on New Year Day do jokes of different kind other people.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My family always has black-eyed peas and ham... well I do turkey ham, but basically the same thing.

    Forgot to say that watching the Rose Parade is a must as well!
     
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  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    Back when I lived in Michigan I had a nut bug neighbor who's tradition was to fire everything in his home arsenal several times at midnight. Even though he knew I had to be up early for work the next day. He had some heavy ordnance.

    I don't live there anymore.
     
  8. ourhouse51

    ourhouse51 Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely the black eyed peas and hog jowl....my dad used to say if we would eat T Bone steaks on New Years and have peas the rest of the year, we might prosper![​IMG]
     
  9. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    sweep all the floors the day before and NO laundry on New Year's Day...

    Of course, Black Eyed Peas for good luck
     
  10. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    black eye peas , greens and/or cabbage. for luck and wealth
    i already broke the christmas tree one i took our down sunday, lore says leave up till the 7th
     

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