Spanish New Year

The 12 lucky grapes, “Las doce uvas de la suerte”: New Year tradition in Spain

Why do people eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Spain? (Las doce uvas de la suerte)

I have been lucky enough to experience New Year celebrations in Spain several times in recent years and it is very different to here in the UK! The most unique part of a Spanish New Year is the tradition of eating 12 grapes as the clock chimes midnight – las doce uvas de la suerte. In this blog post we will look at the origins of this Spanish New Year tradition.

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