Parties, champagne, there are plenty of ways to bring in the New Year. Arguably, one of the best ways to celebrate the end of a year is with food and the options are endless! Every country has their own way to using food to celebrate and bring in good fortune and cheer. Here are some of the most interesting and edible ways to welcome 2022!
In Spain, it’s a tradition to eat a dozen grapes, one for each stroke of midnight. The flavor of grapes are considered to be a harbinger of fortune, with sweet grapes indicating a good year and sour grapes a less-than-ideal year ahead. Be warned, it’s considered unlucky if you don’t finish eating all twelve grapes.
In multiple countries, pigs are considered to represent progress, as they are an animal known to root forward and be consistently moving ahead. Eating pork is one (delicious) way to bring good luck and progress for the upcoming year ahead.
One way Russians like to bring in the new year is by eating caviar. Caviar has been seen; and still is, as an extravagant food product and is thought to be a way to welcome in wealth and good fortune in the upcoming months ahead.
In the Soviet Union, citrus fruits were a popular present to give as people usually had trouble finding any fruit to eat and are still considered one of the necessary food products to have for the New Year in the Russian culture. Also, in China oranges are viewed as being a symbol of good luck and can typically be found as one of the many products used to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
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