Black People : Black-Eyed Peas and New Year's Day

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  1. Destee

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    In the south it is tradition to have black-eyes peas as part of your New Year's Day meal. Word is you'll have good luck throughout the year.

    I heard on television last night that this tradition was started because after the civil war, black-eyed peas were one of the only foods left standing (available).

    Do you do the black-eyed peas on New Year's day thing? Is it tradition in your house/family?

    Destee
     
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    destee yes yes yes !!

    momma alwayz told me dis and truely my house it's a must
    my family live up to this traiditional fact......i'm a witness too
    it all coz of da blessing we have throughout da year..........

    gurl i had me three helppins of dem black eye peas
    **** they was goodddddddd too!!

    Honey can i have some more !???
    well she won't let me eat da whole pot
    shoots!!!

    A FAMILY THANG:heart: :kiss: :)
     
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    Destee....

    RICH! aiight now... u gone be one bloated and gaseous brotha! :lol:

    I must admit I did the blackeyed pea thing growing up with my parents... i now know that paying my bills timely and staying in prayer will help me stay blessed and prosperous. :D

    Anyway... u ever heard these

    1) Don't fry chicken on 1/1 ~ your money will fly away

    2) My Gramma says don't clip your nails the 1st week on the New Year ~ u will see blood the next day. this actually happened to her

    3)Don't wash clothes the 1st friday of the new year ~ why? i dunno. But i've been warned.
     
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    I have to admit that I wasn't aware of this 'tradition' growing up and probably because I was a finicky eater and don't like Black-eyed peas anyway. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized what people were talking about.

    But anyway, I'm curious though as to where these African-American traditions stem from. Are they old African traditions modified?

    Peace.
     
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    i'm not sure where and when nor who started it and the backing of it but i was raised under this traditional saying and to this day
    i still hold up to it and teach my children the same as i was from my parents and grandparents it's far as i know a deep south tradition....from as far as the earily 1800's i have no true facts on that no more the i was told ....

    leggs.......
    1. don't fry chicken on the first day to me was just a saying
    where i have seen ppl do so and still be as blessed

    2..this one i too heard but from out the family not sure how
    true it is but it really sound scary and hurtful like devil work

    3....don't wash clothes on the first friday of the new year is
    one of the old sayings also from the deep dirty south

    what was told to me was the meanings is u will wash
    someone life away ! i can't back that saying up but i never
    wash clothing i too been warned it continues to be passed down
    now my children know as so will theirs in time i was told it was
    started back in the late 1800's or earily 1900's as this saying spreaded world wide not sure of it and not ready to fine out .
     
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    GOOD LUCK will come to you if you have hoppin johns or black eyed peas.
     
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    Black Eyed Peas/Good Luck New Year

    Now this is just my opinion ( Smile ) . I am Native American Cherokee/Blackfeet . My Daddy who is Blackfeet does that deal and I gather he's just like a lot of folks who do the traditional thing , but as for me PRAYER is the ticket because what about all those people who don't have such to cook New Year's Day or whatever the case ? Just like the Santa Clause deal when I realized it was just another one of the Whiteman's trips...I had to deal with TRUTH ! I have no problem with such a tradition however if one is Spiritually Balanced in the Word Of God they know...it's not good luck that takes you through ,it's Faith in knowing God is still in the business of answering prayers and allowing his blessings to reign upon all who believe , serve , and worship him , and of course he blesses the Heathens also , he allows them time to get it right each day as for all...wakes us up ! [email protected]
    Sheryl D. Martin aka Seoria Meyanie/ Forgive me if I went overboard this is a hot topic ! :glasses:
     
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    yall got your peas cook'n already ... ?? ... a lil cornbread ... ?? ... QQ

    Happy New Year Family!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    yes my family cooked b.e. peas on new years.
     
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    It's one tradition but more of my family fix gumbo and I seldom remember having gumbo with black eyed peas. It's a Louisiana thang.
     
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