Traditions are fun and also important…….remembering older ways of doing things is being lost in some ways. In this general area, we have a New Year’s day tradition that comes from our Pennsylvania Dutch influence. We are supposed to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day. The tradition says we will have money all next year if we do.
I’ve never argued with the tradition, since who wants to argue with having money….plus I like pork and kraut. It is high in sodium, but I don’t eat it that often. I’ve discovered that it tastes a little less salty (fooling myself, I know) but also has a little different flavor and also absorbs the pork flavor better, if I cook it 4 or so hours in the crock pot. Of course, it must be eaten over mashed potatoes lol!
In the southern states, they have a different tradition. They eat pork too, but no kraut. They eat collards and black-eyed peas, usually with corn bread. That would be good too, but I’m still not going to argue with local traditions!
Hopefully you have some neat traditions where you live, and will have money all year! Have a happy and prosperous new year, and hopefully peace in your world.