Traditions Around the Globe
Spain, for example, celebrates in a much quieter and symbolic way. For the first 12 seconds of the New Year, everyone focuses on eating 12 of the “miraculous grapes” which symbolize the 12 lucky months of the New Year ahead!
This may sound easy, but it definitely takes some courage to get all those grapes down! To add some traditional flare, each second of the countdown is heard broadcasted on TV or you can open your windows to hear the bell of the church chime. While we have our eyes glued on the New York ball drop, Spaniards watch their friends and family eat grapes to the chime of church bells!
Whoever is successful in grape-eating is promised a blessed New Year, full of happiness, love, and... well, grapes!
If you’re in the mood to try this holiday tradition, make sure you’re prepared.
- For the kids, cut the grapes in half (choking would definitely not be lucky!).
- In order to be the most successful, practice makes perfect! There are many strategies to do this, so find your favorite.
- There are many apps out there that will play the 12 traditional chimes that Spaniards hear. Get in the mood with one of these... and ¡Bueno suerte!
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