Well the only tradition that I knew, because I live in Texas, and my Dad religiously ate them on New Year's Day with some corn bread to have good luck for the New Year. I guess people in other parts of the world eat different things for good luck as I have discovered. Anyway I didn't always like them, so he had to talk me into a few each year, but now I love them!!! YUM! I even saw the other day where someone made black eyed pea hummus. Sign Me UP!