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Postcard from Madrid: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Posted by Slavito in Madrid on 01/Jan/2005
Madrid: Puerta del Sol: New Year's
¡Feliz Año Nuevo desde Madrid! By the way, this is Madrid's Puerta del Sol on New Year's eve (right around midnight). Did you know that Spaniards eat grapes instead of drinking champagne during the countdown? You're supposed to eat exactly twelve during the last minute of the year - that works out to be one grape every five seconds, if my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics was worth anything at all. If you linger or hesitate then it's bad luck. All the grocery shops around the Puerta del Sol sell seedless grapes (how is that not cheating?), neatly packed by the dozen.

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