Other traditions a bit more interesting are:
- Eat blackeyed peas cooked with hog jowl for good luck. (A ham bone will suffice if you're stumped on finding hog jowl.)
- Make noise at midnight. Firecrackers are good. Firing a gun into the sky is also an option.
- My all-time fave is dying out, but my parents insisted that you try to say "Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit" before the other person did on first waking up that day. They did not know why we must say it or where this tradition originated, but we always said it. I still do.
Does anyone else have the "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit" tradition? Do you know where it originated??