12 Grapes At Midnight: Spain’s Great New Year’s Eve Tradition, and Superstition
December 27, 2020
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12 Grapes At Midnight: Spain’s Great New Year’s Eve Tradition, and Superstition

Discovering who is más macho at midnight

Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is both a tradition and a superstition in Spain. Rare is the Spaniard who will risk poisoning their fate for the coming year by skipping the grapes, one for each stroke of midnight.

Americans may giddily greet the New Year downing a glass of champagne and grabbing a kiss at the drop of the ball. But the first 12 seconds of the Spaniards’ New Year are somewhat quieter and more intense, as everyone focuses on eating all 12 of the “miraculous grapes” that symbolize 12 lucky months ahead.

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