Start the celebrations eating 12grapes #mexico #mexican #newyear'seve #latinamerica

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The tradition originated in Spain and has now been adopted by Mexico and many Latin American countries for their New Year’s Eve celebrations. It sounds simple: Eat 12 grapes in 12 seconds. The timing is crucial and needs to coincide with the final 12 seconds of the year — in Madrid, Spain, it occurs in conjunction with the ‘blong’ of the clock on the city’s Puerta del Sol as it strikes the final notes of the year.

It is important to be near a clock tower or some other chiming device that will offer you the precise time you need in order to ‘count down’, and properly follow the requirements of this particular tradition.

Source: http://www.sandiegored.com/noticias/32507/New-Year-s-Eve-and-The-12-Grapes-A-Spanish-Tradition-Brought-to-Mexico/