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Happy New Year with 12 grapes

Happy New Year with 12 grapes

Happy New Year with 12 grapes is the way to celebrate the beginning of a new year in Spain after the chimes. Go ahead and join the fun. Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve is called Nochevieja or Fin de Año in Spanish.

The most common is to meet with family or friends to enjoy a delicious dinner, take twelve grapes at midnight and then go to a party.

The twelve grapes

Korespa spanish Feliz Año Nuevo Uvas
Uvas para Nochevieja

The most widespread tradition in Spain is that of the twelve grapes . In fact, this is the most anticipated moment of New Year’s Eve.

It consists of eating a grape each time the clock strikes the Puerta del Sol , in Madrid, at 12 at night on December 31.

You have to eat them one by one, to the rhythm of the chimes that signal midnight on December 31st.

Campanadas de fin de año. Las 12 campanadas. – Miguel Ángel Gómez Moreno

Just before the chimes, a metal clock ball is lowered and four quarters strike.

Whoever manages to take all of them on time will also have a year full of luck and prosperity.

Even if you don’t believe in magic, come sometime to try the experience, you’ll see how much fun it is.

The chimes are broadcast live on television throughout Spain from Puerta del Sol in Madrid.

Thousands of people gather here every New Year’s Eve before their clock to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, transforming the place into a great collective party.

The atmosphere that exists is fantastic: confetti, music and streamers everywhere; people dressed up with wigs, hats and masks; and above all, a lot of desire to have a good time.

After the grapes, there is an explosion of multitudinous joy.

Bottles of cava are uncorked and toasts with everyone, with friends, family and the people around.

Laughter, jokes, congratulations… It’s only the beginning because hours and hours of music, dance and fun await ahead.

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More information and references:

  • en.wikipedia.org-New Year’s Eve. Available Here
  • en.wikipedia.org-New Year’s Eve. Available Here
  • en.wikipedia.org-Twelve grapes. Available Here
  • en.wikipedia.org-Twelve Grapes. Available Here
  • spain.info.es-/esp/- Official tourism portal of Spain. New Year’s Eve in Spain. Available Here
  • pixabay.com-Dadeval. Image Available Here
  • pixabay.com-Alexas_Photos. Original image available here
  • pixabay.com-Myriams-Photos. Original image available here
  • youtube.com-Miguel Angel Gomez Moreno. End of year bells. The 12 chimes. Available Here
  • youtube.com-Pepin Entertainment. New Year’s Eve in Puerta del Sol (Madrid). Available Here
  • youtube.com-/ing/Oscarama. New Years Eve in Spain | CRAZY TRADITION. Available Here

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