On New Year’s Eve, luck is conjured up for the following year. But beware: with these five foods, you can also bring bad luck into your house.
Even if you don’t think much of superstition otherwise, everything is different on New Year’s Eve! Why else do we give our loved ones lucky little charms, marzipan and cast monstrosities made of lead or wax to predict the future? Everyone wants to have luck in the new year! And if you can conjure it up with certain foods, such as lentils – all the better. But be careful: Where there is light, there is also shadow. The misfortune hides namely also in food!
- Bread: On New Year’s Eve, it is better not to serve fluffy bread with raclette or fondue. Because according to an old superstition, the holes in the bread stand for the fact that an acquaintance will soon die. The hole symbolizes a coffin.
- Lobster: since lobsters often move backwards, according to superstition, they bring setbacks to the house.
- Noodles: In China, noodles bring good luck because their length represents a person’s lifespan. However, if the noodles break or you cut them, your lifespan will also be reduced.
- Parsley: the Greeks had strange views. According to them, they considered parsley as the “herb of death.” Why? Because according to a Roman historian, there was an incident between the Greeks and Celts. At that time, there was a fight between the Greek army and small Celtic troops. The Celts won because they covered 100 donkeys with parsley and sent them ahead to the Greeks. They were so frightened that they surrendered.
- Salt: Of course, you can not completely omit the salt if you want to celebrate a cozy family dinner. But it would be best if you were careful not to spill the salt because that brings lousy luck over the next year and the following seven years!