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New Year’s Eve Traditions – Grapes from Spain

| December 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

I hope you don’t mind me going slightly off topic for a few days, as I share with you some New Year’s Eve Traditions from around the world.

**Remember, today is the first of a series of New Year’s Eve Traditions, come back daily for more, or subscribe to the site so you don’t miss out!**

As someone who is half Austrian, half Spanish, living in the UK (and whole-y Englshified), I LOVE traditions. And love revisiting old traditions and making them into traditions for my family.

So I thought you may enjoy a round up from New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world.

Here are the 12 Grapes from Spain:

In Spain, everyone gets a bowl or skewer of 12 grapes just before midnight. On each stroke of the midnight clock you eat one grape. 1 for the first stroke, your second on the second stroke etc. If you manage all 12 you will have a lucky year.

It sounds easy enough… but I remember looking like a hamster with grape filled cheeks and an a juice soak party frock after this activity!

**NOTE** as we all know grapes can be a choking hazard especially for young children. if in doubt, please cut your grapes in half lengthwise.


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  1. Isil says:

    It is interesting to read about the different traditions around the world.

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