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Eating Black-Eyed Peas on New Years Day

In the south there is a tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Why? because it's supposed to bring you good luck and prosperity in the New Year.

Why do people eat black eyed peas on New Years Day?
Black-eyed peas have a lucky reputation reaching as far back as 500 A.D. during the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah to celebrate the Jewish New Year.They were deemed good luck by confederates after they survived on only peas during the winter, after their food stash was raided by Union Soldiers. The Emancipation Proclamation. Black-eyed peas were the only food enslaved people had to celebrate with. So on the first day of January in 1863 they celebrated by eating black-eyed peas, and that tradition has been passed down from generation to generation.Black-eyed peas were one of the best food options during the winter tine. The peas grew well in winter, they were easy to store and cheap. Making it an easy food to celebrate the first of January.
How do people eat their black-eye…