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Thread #87654   Message #1638496
Posted By: CapriUni
31-Dec-05 - 10:23 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
I forget where I read it, or in what context (or if it was told to me by my mother), but somehow I got the idea that one reasons why beans are good luck for the new year is rooted in the spiralling way the bean vines grow, signifying rebirth and the spiral through time.
I didn't have black-eyed peas in my pantry, but I did cook up some pasta with black beans and salsa (which had onions in it).

From somewhere else, I got the idea that whatever you're doing at the stroke of midnight will portend what you'll do for the rest of the year, and that's why it's so important to have someone to kiss, so your year will be full of love.