The beginning of the New Year is celebrated by many cultures on January 1st. Some celebrations, such as in the U. S., take place on the evening before the new year, featuring drinking, sweets, and general frivolity. In Spain and Portugal, it is customary to eat twelve grapes or raisins at each stroke of the clock at midnight (a similar practice takes place in the Philippines following the New Year’s Eve fiesta meal, but only 7 grapes are eaten). In Poland, jelly doughnuts (paczki)are traditional of New Year’s Eve. In Scotland, New Year’s Eve is called Hogmanay complete with festive partying and foods such as triangular shortbread (calle hogmanays), scones, bannocks, black bun, ginger bread, and haggis, a pudding made from sheep’s stomach stuffed with oatmeal and innards is drenched in Scotch whiskey before it is eaten.
It’s considered bad luck to propose marriage, carry out the garbage, break any glass during the evening, and good luck to see a dark-haired
A Buddhist o sonae mochi may be set up to preserve good luck and happiness in future generations. It consists of a large mochi on the bottom, which is the foundation provided by the older generation. A smaller mochi representing the younger generation is placed on top, followed by a tangerine symbolizing the generations to come. Even in regions of the world where there are no elaborate traditions, favorite family dishes are served on new year’s day, or “lucky” dishes are eaten. In Greece, a sweet bread called vasilopitta is prepared with a coin baked into it for New Year’s. The person who gets the piece with the coin in has good luck in the upcoming year. In the U. S. South, black-eyed peas (sometimes known as hoppin’ johns) are traditionally served for luck on New Year’s day. Throughout much of the world, the beginning of the new year in January is seen as an opportunity to celebrate life and influence the future!
Дружба це велика сила.
Eating traditions in different countries