New Year's Foods from Around the World

Here are nine foods people eat all over the world to be lucky in the new year.
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Juicy sliced pomegranate

Photo by: Anton Balazh

Anton Balazh

Juicy sliced pomegranate

Pomegranates: Turkey

Consumption of this fruit brings abundance and fertility in the new year.

  • Triple-A Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

 

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Red Grape With Green Leaf

Photo by: Gy??rgy Barna / ThinkStock

Gy??rgy Barna / ThinkStock

Red Grape With Green Leaf

Grapes: Spain

Pop a grape into your mouth for each time the bell tolls once the clock strikes midnight.

 

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Sauerkraut - Russian national food

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AndreySt

Sauerkraut - Russian national food

Sauerkraut: Germany

The more strands in a bowl, the more prosperity the new year will bring.

 

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Stock Photo of Salmon on Zinc

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Matt Armendariz, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stock Photo of Salmon on Zinc

Fish: Asia and Europe

Swimming ahead and never moving backward, fish symbolize hope.

 

Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens: The Southern United States

The legumes represent coins and the greens represent dollars — when served together, it’s a wish for prosperity.

 

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Lentils: Italy

Italians eat lentils for good fortune in the new year, as these legumes resemble coins.

 

Noodles: Asia

The long strands symbolize a long life — eat the noodles without them breaking.

 

Pork: Italian

Pigs symbolize wealth and prosperity in many European countries, where they are enjoyed as sausages in Germany and pig's feet in Sweden.

 

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Three Kings Bread - Rosca de Reyes. Ingrid Hoffman Simply Delicioso IY-0313

Rosca de Reyes: Mexico

This ring-shaped cake is baked with a trinket or two inside and decorated with candied fruit. Finding the trinket in your slice means luck's coming your way.

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