What is the significance of eating black-eyed peas and cabbage for New Year's?

I have heard that it is for luck and money. Which one is which and where did the tradition come from?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Eating black-eyed peas is from the south. As far as the cabbage, not sure, wasn't taught that one at home. We always had black-eyed peas for New Years dinner, no matter what else was served. It is for good luck through the new year.

  • Rick R
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I didnt know about this tradition untill I moved to georgia. They are both for money, black eyed peas are for pennies, and cabbage or collards are for the green money.

  • Judy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Same reason you cook pork and sauerkraut with a penny or nail in it. Luck is the only reason. Probably an old wives tale.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's to build up plenty of gas so that you can.. heh heh... start off the New Year with a blast!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldn't want to be too near anyone who ate that combination. Phew! Methane.....

  • 1 decade ago

    there is no significance, just get yourself a life

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