You were probably saying: what?? 12 grapes??
No, I’m not crazy. As a, not only canarian but, entirely spanish tradition we celebrate the countdown to the new year in a very particular way:
The last 12 gongs, from normally a tower-clock, of the year when it gets 0:00 are ment to be accompanied with a sigle grape with every gong.
It normally broadcasted live on TV from the “Puerta del Sol” in Madrid, but since we have it one hour later, it’s normally done from a local church with tower-clock.
Where does this habit come from?
It has its origin 1909 from wine growers who celebrated a good years harvest and is now one of the most deeply rooted habits.
You’d be probably tired of hearing this today and I don’t want to be the one to miss this chance to get on your nerves too.