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Happy New Year's Folklore

Happy New Year's Folklore

Darrell Fusaro (December 31, 2013)

On New Year's Eve Italians eat lentils: a typical dish which brings you luck. According to tradition, the more lentis you eat more money you will make in the new year.


Funniest thing, i-ItalyTV producer Letizia Airos noticed from my Facebook posts that I was in NYC on Columbus Day and called to see if I would be available and would like to guest host with

Italian chef Rosanna Di Michele for a segment on i-Italy TV.  Letizia explained that since Rosanna spoke very little English, and I spoke no Italian that it would be funny. Of course I said yes, and found out eating lentils on New Year's Eve brings good fortune$.  On New Year's Eve Italians eat lentils: a typical dish which brings you luck. According to tradition, the more lentis you eat more money you will make in the new year. 

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