New Year’s Sicilian Style

To celebrate New Year’s Eve Italian-style (many modern Sicilians are following Italian traditions), wear red underwear and eat lentils. Both are considered to bring good fortune for the year ahead. Lentils from the Sicilian island of Ustica are world-renowned, and because lentils resemble coins, that’s where the good fortune comes in. Additionally, Sicilians eat lasagna on New Year’s Day because it is thought to bring prosperity. The layered pasta dish with multiple cheeses is fabulously opulent; therefore, avoid common, everyday macaroni at all costs! Eating it on New Year’s brings bad luck.

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