MNN Galleries

10 good luck foods for a new year

By: WomansDay .com on Jan. 13, 2011, 3:52 p.m.

Photo: WGyuri/Flickr

4 of 12

Round fruits

Though the number of pieces varies by region, eating any round fruit is a common New Year’s tradition. In the Philippines, the custom calls for 13, considered a lucky number; in Europe and the U.S., it calls for 12, which represents the months in a year. In both cases, their shape, which looks like a coin, and their sweetness are the common denominators.