Do You Have An Unusual New Year’s Tradition Like Nikki Does?
It's interesting how many different New Year's traditions there are around the world, let alone in the United States. For example, my family has been eating grapes at the stroke of midnight for as long as I can remember. This tradition may seem strange to others, so let me explain why we do it. Each grape represents a month; thus, we eat exactly twelve grapes to supposedly bring us prosperity. I am not wealthy, so it obviously does not work. I'm not a superstitious person; however, I keep doing it because my family does it. Besides, it can't hurt. And, I love grapes.
My husband and his family, who are originally from Alabama, eat black-eyed peas and collard greens -- not as tasty as grapes in my opinion. I also have friends who eat Chinese food. I was told that in years past, Chinese restaurants were the only restaurants that were open on New Year's Day. That's not true anymore.
What do you and your family do to bring good luck and fortune in the new year? We asked our listeners and Facebook friends, and this is what they told us. Click the picture below to read all of the comments, and then weigh in with your response.