12 Grapes at Midnight | Spanish New Year's Traditions

“12 Grapes of Luck” is a Spanish tradition dating back to the early 1900s.

Did you know that eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is good luck? This Spanish tradition, which dates back the early 1900s, consists of eating one grape with each bell strike at midnight.It has been adopted by many Latin American countries, Mexico, and is becoming increasingly popular in the United States.

The legend goes that eating 12 grapes at midnight will help bring you prosperity in the new year. That’d certainly be nice, but we really just like this tradition because it’s fun, festive, and family-friendly.

Have fun ringing in the New Year with grapes!

Grapes at Midnight Tradition

Will you give this tradition a try? What other New Year’s traditions does your family have? Tell us in the comments below. 

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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