Some students living in Starkville will be heading home for the holidays. Others plan to stay and enjoy the comfort of HELiX Starkville apartments, while the campus is quieter and less crowded. If you’re staying, what will you do to welcome 2017?
It’s tradition in Mississippi and much of the South to eat black-eyed peas, ham, and greens for good luck on New Year’s Eve. Some people say that black-eyed peas represent coins and the greens represent paper money, indicating wealth and success in the new year. Sometimes a penny or a dime is added to the dish of black-eyed peas, and whomever finds the coin in their food will have the best luck of anyone at the table, as long as they don’t swallow the coin. Cornbread is often served as a side dish to the black-eyed peas to represent gold. Other southern foods that may be new to northern palates include pecan pie, pear salad, shrimp and grits, and lime sherbet punch. If you’re going to school at Mississippi State University, be sure to take time to explore and enjoy the southern culture.
Central Station Grill on South Montgomery Street will be having a special New Year’s Eve celebration with no cover charge. Grill Live New Years!!! begins Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 8:00 pm and goes on until midnight. Musical trio 30 Fingers, featuring guitarist Jeffrey Rupp, bassist Jim Beaty and percussionist Earl Six, will be performing, so wear your dancing shoes. For MSU Bulldogs who are over 21, there will be drink specials all night and free champagne at midnight.
Many forms of firecrackers are legal in Mississippi. Therefore, your New Year’s Eve celebration may be noisy, as some people will set off firecrackers. Please be careful if handling or near firecrackers.
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