My grandmother and parents would always do some Cuban superstitions on New Years Eve. I remember the first time my grandmother told me to eat 12 grapes I thought she was crazy. As I grew older, it was something I looked forward to every year. Below are a couple popular Cuban New Year Eves traditions.
It is traditional to eat twelve grapes, one on each chime of the clock. This tradition has its origins in 1909, when grape growers in Alicante thought of it as a way to cut down on the large production surplus they had had that year. Nowadays, the tradition is followed by almost every Spaniard & Cubans, and the twelve grapes have become synonymous with the New Year.
BUCKET OF WATER
The Cuban tradition of throwing a bucket of water out the back door to clear the evil spirits that have accumulated over the years. It is symbolic of throwing out the bad things accumulated over the past year and starting fresh and clean.
Spanish tradition says that wearing new, red underwear on New Year’s Eve brings good luck. Let’s start a NEW Cuban tradition that wearing a Nicolita Red Senorita Bikini will bring good luck and lots of tanning on exotic beaches.
HAPPY NEW YEAR Y UN FELIZ ANO NUEVO!!