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A herring toast?

herringWant good luck in the new year? Ringing in 2010 with a glass of bubbly is delicious, but if you want to assure good luck, you need to eat some herring. At least that's what the deal was at my house growing up. My dad always bought a jar of pickled herring to eat (apparently the kind in horseradish sauce would not have the same effect.) I'd always wondered about that..so I did a little research on the internet and found out that's a German tradition. Makes sense, since my dad was German, Irish and French (and maybe Native American). While perusing the internet for the herring  information, I discovered some other New Year's Eve traditions that aren't quite as "fishy." In Spain and many Latin American countries, you eat 12 grapes at midnight, one for each month, to bring good luck. In the south, you're supposed to eat black-eyed peas. Apparently they resemble coins, and thus bring you prosperity in the next year. But here's the tradition I like the best. I'm not really sure where it originated, but at midnight,  you're supposed to eat anything shaped like a circle, like doughnuts, to bring you good luck in the next year. I figure if it brings you luck at midnight, why not eat them every day for a little added assurance?

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