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Here’s To A Prosperous 2017

Want 2017 to be a  prosperous  one?

It might well depend upon what you eat on New Year’s Day.

Traditions vary with the region of the country in which you were born or in which you live.

Take the Pennsylvania Dutch, for example. They believe that eating sauerkraut and pork on New Year’s Day means you’ll have a prosperous year.

In the South, of course, it’s hog jowls, black-eyed peas and greens.

Others believe that saying “rabbit” at the stroke of Midnight is a good way to make sure the next year will be a great one.

Personally, growing up it was pork and sauerkraut for my family. When I moved to the South I added black-eyed peas and greens and let the pork substitute for hog jowls. There was one point when I asked my mother why we ate pork and sauerkraut. I didn’t think it did any good.

Her reply: “Just think what it would be like if we didn’t eat it!”

What’s your tradition? Share it with us at, and we’ll put it on the site

And, whatever your preference or tradition each new year, here’s to a happy, healthy 2017.

About Anne Heymen (146 Articles)
Retired after 49 years in major media publication, Anne spends her time as Contributing Editor to PluggedIn whenever her two cats allow her some time to herself.

1 Comment on Here’s To A Prosperous 2017

  1. “RABBIT”!!!


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