Eat your lentils …
Lentils were the charms that were supposed to bring good luck, while the pork symbolized moving forward. Pigs root forward.
In addition, the Italians tossed pots and pans at midnight to symbolize “out with the old, make room for the new.” This was beautifully demonstrated in this scene from Cinema Paradiso.
Click on the link to read Traditions and Moving Forward.
Happy New Year!