In many different parts of the country, it is custom to eat certain foods on New
Year's Day. For instance, I grew up eating black eyed peas and ham on New
Year's Day. My husband grew up eating pork and sauerkraut . The idea
behind these special meals was originally bring good luck in during the new
Talk to the parents in your class. Are there any special food that they
eat on New Year's Day? Ask the parents to bring in their New Year's food
and have a "lucky food" pot-luck.