Why eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Years?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Very few rituals can be explained rightly.

    If you don't like don't eat or if you like eat 24 grapes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wow never heard of this! Who's tradition is this? I'm assuming the 12 grapes represent the 12 months of the new year. And I'm just guessing grapes represent wine. Sorry but like I said I've never heard of this.

    Happy New Year!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The idea comes from the Greeks and Spanish.You eat 12 grapes for good luck for each month of the following year.

    Source(s): My mom's "Women's World"magazine.
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  • 1 decade ago

    I think its because it's hard to eat just one grape and any more than 12 would make you look like a pig. Just kidding, Its the month thing I think.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Part of the Spanish tradition, at midnight, on each chime of the bell they put one grape in their mouth, then hug each other, but you dont swallow the grapes till afterwards..I dont really know more than that..

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  • 1 decade ago

    Each grape represents a month for the new year. With the consumption of each grape you symbollize succes and dominance of your life in the new year.

    lol

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I drink wine instead, that's grapes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    12 months in a year... 12 o'clock mignight... possibly...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've heard of this before, just play it safe and drink wine

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  • sapboi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I was'nt but if you want me to I'll consider it...

    why you pushin me round all the time "wah"

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