Do you think that all people in the world eat the same in New Year's Eve?
If you think so, you're wrong.
In Spain people eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve, one with each chime.
In china people eat noodles and lettuce. Noodles are symbol for long life, because of its length, and cut or break into small pieces attracts bad luck. Lettuce leaves are used to wrap other luckily foods.
A typical Italian meal on New Years Eve is the "Cotechino with Lenticchie" which means pork with lentils. It is believed that lentils give good luck coins.
In Argentina, people eat cold salads, sweet and sour pork and fruit.Although it remains the custom of eating nougat and grapes in most countries colonized by the Spaniards.
In France there is no typical food but the champagne is essential.
Japanese people eat osechi.The osechi can take fish roe, sea food and other foods.It has various meanings, as arga life, abundant descendants or good luck.
These are only a few countries but all countries have different customs.