Traditions: The twelve grapes of luck
If this is the first year you spend New Years' Eve in Barcelona, surely you have not heard yet of a tradition of our country: eating 12 grapes with the last 12 seconds of the year, on December 31.
Why 12 grapes instead of 12 peanuts (for example)? According to the tradition, there was in 1909 in Alicante (Spanish city) an enormous surplus of grapes and they were sold as "Grapes of luck" in bunches of 12 grapes for the people to eat them making a wish for each second.
Other traditions for Christmas Eve in Spain are these:
- Wear red underwear
- Insert a coin into a shoe or a gold object (like a ring) on the glass of champagne while providing
- Light a white candle and let it turn itself once consumed
We hope you already have your 12 grapes ready for New Year's Eve. Hotel Curious guests have them here waiting for them in our kitchen and a glass of champagne, of course.
3, 2, 1... 2014 is finishing and 2015 is coming! Health and love for all of you on behalf of all the Hotel Curious staff!