Spanish End of Year Grapes

Spanish grapes

Despite the fact that I’m not spending the last few days of the year in Spain, I wanted to share the Spanish traditional New Year’s festivities. Everyone is assigned exactly 12 grapes. When the bells chime in the coming of the new year, you must eat one grape for each of the 12 chimes. Succeeding to do so means your new year will be full of good luck.

The funny thing is that most Spaniards still do not believe in the existence of seedless grapes and therefore you can nearly never find them here. For people like me who struggle with the idea of swallowing grape seeds, this means never getting the grapes down on time. I suppose this means eternal bad luck…

Are there any special traditional ways to celebrate the New Year where you live?

Happy New Year!

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