If you're from the South you will recognize this yearly endeavor. It is supposed to bring you good luck and prosperity for the year to eat black eyed peas on New Years day. This is from a time when the South was mostly unsettled, and black eyed peas were fed to the cattle. The settlers had to eat the black eyed peas fed to the cattle to survive the harsh winter until supplies could come, and it was the black eyed peas that were meant for the cattle that kept them alive.
Another superstition is to not wash clothes on this day. It is believed that if you do a loved one will die. The two above are practiced religiously by my family and have since I was little. I was surprised to find more New Years superstitions but we won't mention them here in case they be adopted by my family!:) Do you have any rituals you do for New Years?
May we all have a wonderful New Years!