Do your country or hometown have a habit of "Traditional New Year's Food" ?
In Japan, we have a habit to eat "OSECHI".
OSECHI are traditional food served during the New Year period.
The means "Celebration Food of the New Year".
This is the OSECHI.
OSECHI is an aggregate as many kinds of preserved（long-stays fresh） dish.
Mother or Wife cooked and bought them until 31th December in usual.
So that, they are not hot meal.
And we don't heat up them.
We eat OSECHI that their condition have gotten cold.
Why do you think about it?
Old Japanese men regarded "Cooking is an important duty as everyday of women".
But they thought like below, too.
"We should give a rest for women during New Year period."
So that, OSECHI like a preserved food.
I like OSECHI.