No good luck charm? No problem. Here are 5 foods to enjoy this year that promote luck and prosperity:
In Italy and Hungary, eating lentils traditionally symbolizes the hope for a prosperous new year, most likely because of their round, coin-like form.
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In Greece, pomegranates are a symbol of abundance, fertility, and good luck. When one buys a new home, it is conventional for a house guest to bring a pomegranate as a first gift.
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In Portugal and in Spain, eating grapes comes as a sign of luck, particularly on New Year’s Day. It is customary to eat 12 grapes: one grape for each clock stroke.
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On the third Sunday before Easter, Moravian village girls used to carry a tree decorated with eggshells and flowers from house to house for good luck.
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In Cuba, Spain, Portugal, China, Hungary, and Austria, eating pork is a sign of good luck because pigs are symbols of progress.
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