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Thread #87654 Message #1638060
Posted By: mack/misophist
31-Dec-05 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
When growing up in central Texas, it was customary among working class people to have black eyed peas and onions on New Year's Day. The idea was to eat well on that day so one could continue to do so the rest of the year. I understand the original idea was African. I still try to do it, but I like black eyed peas and onions.