Beliefs, customs, traditions, and superstitions for entering the New Year – The end of the year is a time for celebration and wishes for changes so that the New Year will be better than the previous one. The clinking of glasses, the irresistible smells of hot dishes and delicacies. We all know that the New Year should be celebrated joyfully and in a good mood. The New Year’s table should be bursting with delicacies – which means that the whole year will be full of health, happiness and joy. Beliefs, traditions and superstitions are present in many peoples as a way to fulfill wishes, and manifest happiness, and love to give an abundance of gifts and blessings. It can also be a way to make a wish for the coming year. There are many different interesting things related to food. In addition to eating, there are also beliefs that certain foods will bring good luck in the coming year. The consumption of one or another food to make a wish come true is not the same in all countries, but there are some foods that are considered indispensable at New Year’s Eve’s dinners from all around the world. Do you know the true meaning of eating this food on New Year’s Eve? Check out these fun facts about New Year’s Eve from around the world.
Beliefs, customs, traditions, and superstitions for entering the New Year
The flat and round shape of the lens resembles a coin, which is why it is always present at New Year’s parties around the world. In addition, the lens doubles, which represents wealth and luck. One of the traditions of Italian origin indicates that if you eat a spoonful of lentils at dinner, you will ensure a year with plenty of food on the table. Rice is also considered an important food for New Year’s dinner in many countries. Since the food doubles in size after it is ready, it represents wealth and happiness. Above all, it symbolizes abundance and fertility. There is a superstition that eating turkey or other poultry for New Year’s dinner can bring postponement, setbacks and delays in life. Pork is also widely consumed and is associated with abundance, due to its bulky size, and abundance and wealth, due to its high level of fat. It should always be placed in the middle of the table, because it symbolizes progress. Eating dates, hazelnuts, walnuts and chestnuts is a tradition of Arab origin, according to which plenty of food is provided in the home. Candied fruit, peaches, figs, plums, apricots and apples, represents luck and income for the next year. For Christians, sparkling wine is considered life and wisdom, because it is made from grapes, and it brings happiness and prosperity. It is best consumed in crystal goblets because they purify spiritual energies. Fruits that grow in bunches or have many seeds symbolize abundance. Spaniards eat exactly 12 grapes for the New Year. The pomegranate symbolizes abundance and fertility and is highly revered in ancient Eastern cultures, as it is believed to attract wealth to those who grow it. Because it has many seeds, it is associated with fertility and abundance as well. These are just, but only a few of the different New Years Celebrations have to offer. Enjoy. Be Safe, and Spread Joy’s Magic.