8 Lucky New Year's Foods From Around the World
For many of us, a traditional New Year's feast is comprised of Champagne and whatever confetti happens to fall into that Champagne while we're drinking it. But for lots of revelers around the world, New Year's is a time to eat symbolic (and perhaps more substantial) treats.
Cultures from nearly every continent celebrate the New Year with their own unique foods, many of which are eaten in the hopes of bringing luck, good health or prosperity in the near future. For example, the Japanese slurp long noodles in the hopes of living long lives; the Italians eat coin-shaped lentils as a way to welcome wealth; and the Dutch munch on fried dough to ward off the knife-wielding goddess Perchta, lest she slice open their stomachs and their innards spill all over their nice New Year's outfits.
So if you're looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year that won't result in a pounding headache or confetti in your teeth, try one of the worldly delights below: