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Usher out the old, ring in the new

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When it comes to New Year’s traditions, the South has some pretty tasty ones – pork, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread – but there are many more celebrated around the world.

Make some noise:

• Firecrackers to ward off darkness (China).

• Ring church bells (Italy).

• Beat drums (Switzerland).

• Sound sirens and party horns (USA).

Lucky food and drink:

• Eat ring-shaped treats symbolizing coming full circle and good fortune.

• Whipped cream dropped on the floor signifies the richness of the year to come (Switzerland).

• Add rice to New Year’s dishes for the promise of prosperity (India).

• Toast with hot, spiced wine (Holland).

Laura Cubbage, 360 Media, Inc.

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