Origins

12 Grapes for 2021

Q.
Why is there a run on grapes in Spain on the days leading up to New Years Eve?

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A.

The grapes are for a tradition said to date back to the late 1800s. How to bring in a New Year of good fortune and health? Eat one grape for each strike of the clock at midnight and you’ll have 12 months of good luck.

To avoid choking or falling behind the neighbourhood chimes, some will seed and skin their grapes in advance.

Happy New Year. Here’s to a healthy, peaceful 2021 where kindness abounds.

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Header: Jan Frans van Dael. Bunch of Grapes. 1790

 

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