LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Many people associate New Year's Day with sleeping late and enjoying a traditional New Year's meal. For many, especially in the southeastern U.S., that includes black-eyed peas, cabbage or collards, and cornbread. That meal is said to bring fortune and luck in the new year to those who eat it on January 1.
But there are some other less-common New Year's Day traditions and superstitions that some folks participate in. Watch the video above to hear why some of our viewers say to keep your doors open at midnight and why not to wash clothes on New Year's Day. You'll also see what the 7 Lucky Foods for January 1 are.
Do you have New Year's Day traditions or superstitions in your family? If so, feel free to tell us what those in a comment below or on the THV 11 facebook page!