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?
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.