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

2017 is quickly approaching and, as is tradition, many are seeking out resolutions that will bring them the ever-coveted fresh start of a new year. While setting goals can be an important and rewarding task, there’s also a Virginia tradition – or superstition – that promises loads of fortune and happiness in the following year.

Nothing shows Virignia’s southern roots quite like our love of food and a good tradition. So it seems fitting that our 2017 luck ritual begins in the kitchen with the preparation of black eyed peas. If this sounds bland to you, there’s a good chance you haven’t tried this version. So here’s the Virginia recipe for bringing the best of luck into your New Year:

And there you have it, folks! An easy peas-y way to ring in the New Year with the promise of great fortunes. Of course, ultimately it’s the making of the meal and enjoying it with friends and family that sets a wonderful tone for the days to come. But then again…if generations of Virginians have sworn by this recipe, there’s got to be something to it. Do you have any memories of eating this meal on New Years Day? Has it brought about any rewards? Share your thoughts with us!