¡Feliz Año Nuevo desde Madrid! By the way, this is
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.