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The Mississippi Superstition Will Give You Wealth, Luck, And Happiness In 2017

Ask a Mississippian, and most southerners for that matter, what their New Year’s Day celebration consists of and they’ll undoubtedly mention dining on black-eyed peas, pork, greens, and corn bread. The traditional meal has been served on New Year’s Day in the south for generations, and while it may seem modest, each ingredient signifies something for the upcoming year. So whether you have the meal every year “just because” or are planning to make this quintessential New Year’s fare for the first time, here’s the meaning behind one of the south’s most popular (and delicious) traditions.

Will you be eating this traditional dish on New Year’s Day?

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Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.