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17 Lucky New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

This New Year’s Eve people around the world will ‘clink’ glasses and toast the New Year. In the U.S., Midwesterners will cook pork and sauerkraut on January 1, while Southerners will feast on black-eyed peas and collard greens. Traditions like these vary around the world, but all have one thing in common—wishes for prosperity and luck in the upcoming year. Here are some other fun ways folks will hope to find good fortune with the turn of the calendar. Spain: Grapes In Spain some revelers will celebrate the New Year by eating twelve grapes at midnight. Each fruit is said to represent 1 month of the year, so for instance, if the second grape is sweet, February will smooth sailing. If the third grape is sour, March could get rocky. Italy: Lentils Since lentils resemble little coins, it’s thought, eating them on New Year’s will bring wealth and prosperity. Scotland:…