Food of New Year

Different cultures and communities have their own special dishes and culinary customs to welcome the new year. Here are some examples from various parts of the world:

United States and Canada:

New Year's Eve: Many people enjoy festive parties with a variety of appetizers, finger foods, and drinks. Champagne is a popular choice for toasting at midnight.

New Year's Day: Some people follow the tradition of having a special meal, often featuring foods believed to bring good luck, such as black-eyed peas, collard greens, and pork.


Osechi-ryori: This is a traditional Japanese New Year's feast that consists of a variety of colorful and symbolic dishes, each with its own meaning. Examples include o-zōni (a soup with mochi rice cakes) and kuromame (sweet black soybeans).

Spain and Latin America:

12 Grapes: In Spain and some Latin American countries, it is a tradition to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve—one for each chime of the clock. Each grape is believed to represent good luck for each month of the coming year.


Lentils: In Italy, lentils are often eaten on New Year's Eve as they are believed to bring wealth and prosperity due to their coin-like appearance.


Haggis: In Scotland, New Year's Eve is celebrated with a traditional dish called haggis, along with other festive foods. This celebration is known as Hogmanay.


Round Fruits: It is common to have 12 different round fruits on the table to symbolize prosperity for each month of the coming year. Additionally, pancit (noodles) is often served for long life.


Dumplings: In Chinese culture, dumplings are a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Many families will prepare and eat dumplings during the New Year celebration.


Pork and Sauerkraut: Some regions in Germany have a tradition of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck.