New Year’s Eve or Nochevieja, as it’s known in Spanish, the best time to visit Spain according to me – as it is full of celebrations, fiestas, traditions, and superstitions. In Barcelona, most people try to get as close to the Magic Fountain as possible as there are also water and music displays and spectacular performances on a large stage. That’s why we decided to celebrate as far as possible from that area and drove to Sitges – a beautiful city outside Barcelona. Our friends had a big party and dinner and we had a blast. 

Just before 12 we tried one of the biggest Spanish New Year’s traditions – that’s is to eat one grape on every chime of the last 12 seconds of the year. 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 x


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