In Spain, 31 December is a very special celebration, where the fun and partying go on well into the early hours. If you want to get the year off to a good start, then come and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Costa Blanca.
Would you like to know how people celebrate the New Year in Spain? Eating twelve grapes. Tradition has it that you have to eat them one by one, in time with the striking of the clock at midnight on 31 December. What is more, if you manage to eat all the grapes on time, you are in for a year of prosperity and good luck. Everyone is waiting for that moment on New Year’s Eve and the striking of the clock is even broadcast live on television throughout Spain. Whether or not you believe in magic, try the experience – it is great fun.
After eating the grapes there is a mass explosion of joy. Bottles of cava are uncorked and everyone toasts everyone else, friends, family and the people around. Laughter, jokes, congratulations, good wishes… This is just the beginning though – hours and hours of fun remain. The streets fill with groups of friends and young people, and cars that greet the New Year with their horns. You will see that it is impossible not to be carried away by the general excitement!
Happy New Year from Z-Yachting & Golf-Estates!