What Jewish custom was adopted by Southern Americans for the New Year?
Eating black-eyed peas
Eating apples and honey
Fasting for 3 days
Lighting a candle
If you’ve been in the South on New Year’s Day, you were likely served black-eyed peas. The custom, intended to bring about good luck, was likely adapted from the tradition of eating them at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Southern Americans may have adopted it in the 1730s when Sephardic Jews came to America. It only became more widespread during the Civil War, when it was one of the only foods Confederate soldiers had to make it through the winter.
Answer: The correct answer is Eating black-eyed peas