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What is traditionally eaten at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year in Spain?

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Grapes

On New Year's Eve, Spaniards traditionally eat 12 grapes at midnight; one grape for each stroke of the clock to represent the 12 months of the New Year. Eating the grapes on New Year's Eve is both a Spanish tradition and superstition to bring good fortune in the coming year. The goal for each person to swallow all 12 grapes before the last stroke of midnight. The tradition is believed to have started in 1909 as a creative way to consume the grape surplus in the Alicante region. If scoffing down grapes at midnight isn't strange enough, tradition says you must also do so while wearing red underwear.

Culture Added January 21st, 2021 by Devis Profile Picture Devis

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