Happy New Year 2015 Best Dishes
New Year day is celebrated all over the world with a great pomp and show. People enjoy this day very much. The celebrations start right from the Christmas day and last till 1st of January. This week long celebration has many special traditions and customs connected to it. The ways of celebrating New Year day is different all over the world. People celebrate the New Year eve with fireworks, dance, parties and much fun. If we talk of parties it’ll be unfair if we don’t talk of food. The food and drinks served on this occasion are connected with auspiciousness and bliss.
Let’s have a look at the food that is consumed all over the world on New Year to celebrate.
1). Champagne: The universal good luck charm is the thing that is most commonly served on New Year Eve. In the past the royalty and the elite classes had their monopoly over champagne consumption. People nowadays raise the toast to celebrate the oncoming year and to have a royal feel.
2). Glitter Grapes: The Portuguese and Spanish tradition eating 12 grapes on midnight is considered to be a symbol of leading one towards prosperity in the upcoming 12 months.
3).Roast Pork: In some countries people prefer having roasted on the New Year eve. People consider it to be symbolizing progress as the pig denotes pushing forward.
4). Pomegranate Salad: The pomegranate which is good for health symbolizes abundance of fertility and good health. People eat green salad with pomegranate seeds so that they remain hale and hearty all round the year.
5). Cabbage Rolls: In United States the color green represents the almighty Dollar. People eat green vegetables especially Cabbage rolls to prosper all round the year with abundant wealth.
6). Honey & Oranges: The culture of having honey and orange on New Year eve was popularized by the Chinese. Honey and orange being yellow represent Gold, fortune and wealth. Eat honey and oranges on New Year eve and be wealthy in the next year.
7). Lentils: The lentils often coined as “Lucky Lentils” are considered to be a natural symbol of good luck. Have some each year and stay lucky forever.
8). Old fashioned corn bread: The corn bread being yellow in color represents wealth and prosperity. It is also considered to be representing gold. Hence people savor this dish to have abundance of gold and wealth in the upcoming years.
9). Noodles: Noodles usually long in size are considered to be representing long life. People have it to enjoy long and happy life.
10). Chocolate cake: Round things are considered to be a good luck omen. People have it as it represents never ending circle of life. Along with being good symbol it’s tempting and delicious. So if you have a sweet tooth you can enjoy your New Year eve’s celebrations by having this delicacy on you plates.
11). Omochi cakes: Large cakes prepared by mochi rice in Japan are first offered to Gods in the Buddhist temples and then distributed among the family members. It symbolizes opportunity for good luck and health.
12). Vasilopita Cakes: The tradition is much prevalent in Greece of baking a cake with a coin inside it. The person who gets the piece of cake with coin inside it is considered to be lucky. It symbolizes good luck.
13). Black Eyed Peas: Black eyed peas are omen of success. It is a simple yet tasty dish which is a symbol of good luck and success. Each pea represents a coin and the whole bowl of it represents prosperity.