SPAIN and MEXICO:Both Mexicans and Spaniards begin eating grapes as soon as the clock strikes midnight. Each person eats 12 grapes, one with every toll of the bell to bring good luck for each of the 12 months ahead.
GREECE: The Greeks bake a special bread stuffed with a coin buried in the dough. The first slice is for the Christ child, the second for the father of the household and the third slice is for the house. If the third slice holds the coin, spring will come early that year.
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How about you? Do you have any special traditions or ways you like to celebrate New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? Write me a comment and read my next post on how the people of Vancouver like to celebrate New Year's Day.