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12

Number of grapes eaten by New Year’s Eve revelers in Spain and parts of Latin America, to ward off bad luck in the coming year. The tradition of the twelve lucky grapes, or uvas de la suerte dates back to at least the mid 1800s. It’s quite a scene as everyone stuffs one grape in their mouths at each chime of the clock. Most Spaniards believe it’s imperative to eat white aledo grapes, which farmers in Alicante, Spain grow specifically for this purpose.

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