why do southern leave 3 black eye peas on plate on new year's day traditions

by Guest5857  |  11 years, 5 month(s) ago

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I don�t understand that why southern leave 3 black-eyed peas in plate on new year's day. Is this in their tradition?

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  1. Guest380

     Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is considered to attract  good luck and wealth; the peas balloon up  when cooked, this swelling up of the peas symbolizes prosperity. The reason for  leaving three peas on your plate is to assure a New Year filled with Luck, Fortune and Romance.

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