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Bubbles and Grapes • Happy New Year

December 30, 2012 by Joan Nova in Holidays | 11 Comments

Eating 12 grapes at midnight is a Spanish custom of dubious and humorous origins.

Goodbye 2012.

Out with the old, in with the new. Out with the bad, in with the good.
Happy New Year everyone!

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  1. Katie says:

    ¡Feliz Año Nuevo, Joan! I wish you all the best in the coming year.
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  2. bellini says:

    I plan on having my 12 grapes at midnight, but they will be the smallest I can find. I hope that 2013 is rich in experience Joan. Have a safe and happy New Year.

  3. Hi Joan, I wish you a very happy, healthy and delicious new year! And the best birthday ever on Saturday.
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  4. Happy New Year Joan. I didn’t know about that tradition. Cool.

  5. I am packing my grapes and getting them ready. happy New Year my friend. 2013 is going to be so great for us. See you next year!

  6. I used to share this tradition with some Mexican friends of immediate Spanish descent. The first time I ever heard of it. A great way to ring in the new year. Love the photos. Excellent. Again, Joan, I wish you and your family the best of 2013.
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  7. Erica says:

    Happy New Year, Joan! Love your pictures!
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  8. Lori Lynn says:

    Neat images!
    Happy New Year Joan!
    LL
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  9. Happy New Year Joan! All the best for 2013! Cheers!

  10. Love how concise you always are, Joan! Happy Happy!
    :)
    V

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