I mushed a lot of New Years Traditional Foods together.
Pork = Abundance because they root forwards rather than backwards like a chicken.
Pomegranate = Abundance. The Greeks believe that the pomegranate seeds symbolize fertility.
Grapes = In Spain they will eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight to bring luck for the next 12 months.
Black Eyed Peas = Wealth because they supposedly resemble coins.
Chinese Long Beans = Green = Wealth because money is green + Length = Longevity. In Asian cultures they believe noodles symbolize a long life.
Orange and Honey = The Chinese believe that eating Orange and Honey will bring good fortune, wealth, and money.
Buttered Pretzel Bread = Buttered Bread = Good Luck. The Irish believe that banging buttered bread on the door will ward off bad luck. And sharing buttered bread with friends will bring good luck + Pretzel = Luck and Prosperity. The Germans believe pretzels bring luck and prosperity… for some reason…