They eat what? New Year’s food traditions around the world

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Pickled herring, lentils and noodles all make appearances on global New Year's menus

In the American South, hoppin' john, made with rice and field peas, is said to bring good luck

King cakes are part of the festivities in many cultures

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New Year’s Day is meant for fresh starts. But maybe even more, it’s meant f