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Thread: New Years superstitions

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    what are some of yours?? I have southern friends that always make sure to eay black eye peas.

    How about not doing laundry on NYD -- if you do, you will have to do laundry all year.

    My Greek in-laws always put some money on the outside window sill to attract money for the coming year. I had this vision of the idea getting started back in some village so a thief could come along and scoop up all the coins.

    Also the whole house was thoroughly cleaned and incense burned in every room to cleanse the evil thoughts from the past year

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    I always and so does my family make cabbage on New Years fried,Cooked or any other way they like it been doing for many,many years

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    In Tn it's not only black eyed peas but hog's jowl (kind of a thick rough cut bacon) it how I descibe it.

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    My grandma always said that if your house was dirty on New Years Eve, it would be dirty all year. Also, What you do on New Years Day is what you will be doing most of in the new year. I'm gonna do some quilting for sure!!

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    Black Eyed Peas. Came from my Husbands Southern roots.

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    As a kid we had blackeyed peas, collard green and a piece of the hog (mostly pig feet or chit'lings). Also, New Year's Eve, everything had to be clean, the house and clothes washed,dried and put away. And the first person to step over the threshold had to be a male. So on new year's eve, the men in the neighborhood (after shooting their guns) would go from house to house. Yes, I have strong southern roots and yes, I still believe

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    First footing, from my mother's Scottish roots. We had a piece of coal kept for the sole purpose of a handsome dark-haired man (my brother!) bringing it into the house after midnight.
    Annie

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    Interseting, all of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebelle162002
    In Tn it's not only black eyed peas but hog's jowl (kind of a thick rough cut bacon) it how I descibe it.
    Its a southern thing, being from Va originally I have to make it Smithfield ham and black eye peas, mine are already waiting for 1/1/2011 :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdesign
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebelle162002
    In Tn it's not only black eyed peas but hog's jowl (kind of a thick rough cut bacon) it how I descibe it.
    Its a southern thing, being from Va originally I have to make it Smithfield ham and black eye peas, mine are already waiting for 1/1/2011 :-D
    From VA now in TN - same for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momof3Es
    My grandma always said that if your house was dirty on New Years Eve, it would be dirty all year.
    and how right she was! lol

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    I don't think my family had any.

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    We always have pork and saurkraut. Mmmmmm

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    You have to have black-eyed peas and hog jowl with collard greens. This is for good luck in the New Year. Another one is that Christmas decoratons have to be down by the New Year.

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    Pork Roast and cabbage to clean your system out for a good start for the new year. Grew up in PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    We always have pork and saurkraut. Mmmmmm
    we have that meal too but I always thought that was just something my DH family did....

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    My mom fixes lentils (YUKYUKDOUBLEYUK) for prosperity in the new year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    Pork Roast and cabbage to clean your system out for a good start for the new year. Grew up in PA.
    Ok, I moved to PA 15 years ago and always wondered WHY they ate pork roast and cabbage! LOL My friend also does saurkraut with dumplings. I learned something new!

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    I've believeD in the clean house at the New Year thing.

    I've also heard that WHAT you are doing at midnight is WHAT you'll be doing the rest of the year!
    wink!wink!wink! :)

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    We always have the black eyed peas. The more you eat of them the more prospersous you will be in the coming year.
    Also what ever you do the most of on NY day you will do this all years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    We always have pork and saurkraut. Mmmmmm
    we have that meal too but I always thought that was just something my DH family did....
    Are they German too?

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    Cabbage or some sort of green veggie. Cabbage fried in butter and put over buttered noodles, with a lot of black pepper. Yummy.

    Burp!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdesign
    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebelle162002
    In Tn it's not only black eyed peas but hog's jowl (kind of a thick rough cut bacon) it how I descibe it.
    Its a southern thing, being from Va originally I have to make it Smithfield ham and black eye peas, mine are already waiting for 1/1/2011 :-D
    Throw some cabbage in there for wealth and this is what I do too!

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    We have fried cabbage,blackeyed peas,pork and corn bread.My mil puts a dime in her boiled cabbage for wealth.

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    Cute posts!! I can't think of any for New Year's :(

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