Today in Japan we welcomed the new year 2019 with a traditional feast called 'osechi'. It comes in a huge 3-tiered wooden 'bento' box. It is filled with many symbolic foods for beginning a happy new year.
Inside this wonderful box there are:
I hope your 2019 is filled with all of these things--
By the way, in the USA we don't really have such a special feast for the new year. We do the big feasting with our families on Christmas. (And we eat a lot!) Our new year festivities are focused on midnight of New Year's Eve. We throw huge public parties with friends and family to welcome the new year in with a BANG! (Often with lots of champagne!) Then we use the holiday of New Year's Day to recover by sleeping in late and watching parades on TV...
Wherever you are now, I hope you have a fun start to a happy and successful new year--