You probably know people who still believe that the first day of the new year will affect their whole year, and what they do on 1 January will affect what they do all year round. So on the first day of the year, they meet their family and friends, have a big lunch, do sports, avoid arguments, relax or read. Our ancestors did this too, but they also attached a lot of superstitions to 1 January to make sure they would have a great year. Let's see.
What should be on the table?
Of course, what to eat on the first day of the year was an important question. A little tip: if you eat sweets at this time, your whole year will be sweet. That one’s not too hard to stick to!
If you eat fish on the first of January, the scales will make you rich since they are small like beans or lentils, which are also recommended at this time. But make sure you eat the fish from the tail, otherwise your luck will run out. It was an old custom to cut a whole loaf of bread with the family on New Year's Day, which meant that the family would have enough food throughout the year. But it’s also a good idea to eat fruit on New Year's Day and, in fact, on any other day of the year. According to tradition, this is an especially good tip for people involved in business because they can reach fruitful agreements.