Traditions

Hoppin John, Happy New Year
Hoppin John, Happy New Year
As I have grown older I have found less and less I could depend on in life. One of the sure bets that I have found over the years is this, On New Year's Day I will eat Black Eyed Peas, Rice and Cabbage and there will be a football game to watch on television. In Mississippi we called it Hoppin' John, you might call it that too. Why do we eat it on New Year's Day?