New Year's Good Luck Around the World

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New Year’s good luck around the world

There are a lot of different traditions that are celebrated around the world to bring in the new year. To start off this list, certain colours that you wear on New Year’s are supposed to symbolize good luck.

  • Yellow will help with financial troubles
  • Green will bring good health
  • Orange is for wisdom
  • Purple for professional success
  • Red is for love and blue is for peace.  

Here are some food traditions you may not be aware of:

  • In Turkey, it is customary to eat Pomegranates, which bring abundance and fertility in the new year.
  • In Spain, the custom is to eat a grape each time the bells on the clock strike twelve.
  • In the Southern United States, it is common to see black-eyed peas and collard greens on a New Year’s Eve buffet table. The legumes represent coins and the greens represent dollars, which are a wish for a year of prosperity.
  • Using legumes as a representation of coins is popular in Italy as well. Italians eat lentils for good fortune in the new year.
  • In Asia, the long strands of noodles symbolize a long life. The trick is to eat them without breaking the noodles.
  • In Mexico, it is a sweet dessert called Rosca de Reyes that is the specialty on New Year’s Even. This cake is shaped in the form of a ring and baked inside the cake. If you are lucky enough to find the trinket in your piece of cake, luck is your side in the new year.

The team at Backyard Camp wishes all of community a safe, happy and most of all healthy new year.

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