As with final exams and the big game, the start of a new year has a tendency to turn even non-believers a tad superstitious. All around the world, 1/1 is a day rife with tradition and symbolic ritual. In Japan, people clean their homes thoroughly on New Year’s Eve lest the new year’s god fail to pay them a visit. The Dutch make bonfires from their Christmas trees to expel the old and welcome the new. In Scotland, it’s considered auspicious for a tall, dark and handsome man to be the first person to enter your home after the clock strikes midnight. (Where I come from, that’s considered lucky any night of the year.) Many of the world’s most persistent New Year’s traditions revolve around eating, with certain foods acting as symbols of the eater’s hopes and wishes for the future. Recurring themes here are foods that symbolize wealth, prosperity, forward motion, long life and other sundry nice things that might (hopefully) happen to a person in the coming year. If you’d like to get yourself some good juju in the next 12 months, here are ten ways to eat for luck on New Year’s Day.