If you’re planning on joining the New Year fiestas (the “pre-uvas” on the 30th of December, and the “campanadas” on 31stDecember-1st January) in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, you’d better double check on the ways and means of getting there before setting out. Read on!
In 1909 the Spanish winegrowers had such a bountiful harvest there was an excess of supply over demand. They had to think of a way to dispose of the surplus. They told the people eating a grape with each stroke of the clock toward the magic hour will bring prosperity throughout the new year. If, on the other hand, you don't join the ritual, you're cursed.That sent people scrambling to buy the grapes!
Maybe a little hair tousling might ease some very apparent tensions amongst the upper crust!
By Guidepost & Jazmin Moore
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The sight of Tio Pepe back in all his Andalusian garbo brought a lump to many throats
The blogger tries positive thinking in place of lament as he takes stock of Spain’s chances of recovery during the New Year celebrations.