Foods which are said to bring good luck on New YearDecember 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Somebody might exclaim “At this age and day” but many Americans still hold onto the belief that there are some foods that bring good luck when they are eaten in the New Year.
There are several of those foods and every year, before the year starts, many Americans ensure that they have eaten the ‘good luck’ food. The most popular of such items is pork.
Eating the animal on the eve of the New Year is considered the way to bring riches in the upcoming year. Who doesn’t want to be rich? This has got several people to gulp down several dishes of pork just before the start of each year.
Well before you start to judge Americans, this practice is not only native to Americans. All over the world, several people ensure that the last meal that they consume before the year ends will bring some amount of good fortune to their lives.
For example in Austria, nobody will eat a lobster on the last day of the year. They consider the animal to be “bad luck” because when it is moving, it moves backwards. They believe that consuming the lobster will cause some backwardness in the coming year.
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