Spain is full of celebrations, fiestas, traditions, and superstitions.
Some of the most popular places for New Year’s Eve celebrations include Madrid, Puerto del Sol, Barcelona, Plaza España, Plaza de Ayuntamiento in Valencia, and Plaza del Carmen in Granada. But no matter where you are
If you have any Spanish friends, why not ask if you can join them in their family celebrations to experience it in the most traditional way possible? Families usually celebrate by sharing a meal together and watching the countdown and fireworks on TV.
When the Clock Chimes
One of the biggest Spanish New Year’s traditions is to eat one grape on every chime of the last 12 seconds of the year so that by the time it strikes midnight, you will have stuffed a total of 12 grapes into your mouth. If you manage to chew and swallow them in time, it is said to bring you good luck for the entire year. To make things easier, many Spanish supermarkets sell smaller, seedless grapes in cans so that you can take them with you wherever you decide to celebrate.
Looking for Love in the New Year?
Many shops around the holidays sell a lot more red lingerie, which is thought to bring luck to those looking for love in the year to come.