The sky above Sydney Harbour lights up with the 9 p.m. fireworks display on the new year's eve in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Enthusiastic Australians camped out at parks alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge to win the best view of Friday's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks kicking off celebrations around the world. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. The Local 8 News This Morning News team tries out some New Year day traditions.
On the first of every year we all have our own traditions for good luck.
In the South, we serve up a big bowl of black eyed peas for luck, collard greens for wealth and sometimes cornbread, symbolizing gold and wealth.
And just like us different regions of the U.S.and countries all around the world celebrate their own traditions.
In China they clean their house to "sweep out the old" and usher in the new.
Many Asian countries turn to noodle dishes representing long life and abundance.
In Spain people eat 12 grapes at the sound of each bell at midnight New Year's Day. This tradition supposedly leads to a year of prosperity.
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