New Year's Eve/Day superstitions and traditions
Nilmade wrote:There are people from different countries here so I'm curious about your traditions or superstitions today.
We have a few superstitions here in Spain, like wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve or dropping a gold ring in the champagne flute before toasting at midnight. But our most important tradition is the twelve grapes. We eat a grape with each bell chime at midnight to have a lucky new year. Everyone does it and every channel broadcast it live (mainly from Puerta del Sol clock in Madrid). It may seem easy but it isn't; you have to swallow as fast as you can and avoid looking around because it's hilarious to see others do it. Sometimes we almost choke but it's a good way to start the new year laughing
I'm in the Midlands in the UK, and my nan tells me you shouldn't do any laundry at New Year or else "wash away a loved one" which is just a little bit morbid.
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