The “12 Grapes On New Year’s Eve” Tradition Is Going Viral On TikTok Right Now, But The Practice Is Actually A Spanish Custom

The user, @Vaatsalya.c, explained how on new year’s eve night, you should sit under a table from 11:58 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. and eat twelve grapes. Each grape will represent one month in the new year.

And as you consume each tiny fruit, you should set an intention for the months ahead in 2023. At the same time, the TikToker instructed her viewers to dress in red– whether that be red lipstick or a red sweater– during the entire grape-eating experience.

“And just watch your life change next year,” she said.

The video ended up going ultra viral, gaining over 1.1 million views, racking up one hundred and twenty thousand likes, and spurring a ton of discussion in the comment section.

Most notably, though, there was some debate about where this tradition actually originated and the timing of grape consumption.

Well, “The Twelve Lucky Grapes” is actually a Spanish tradition that dates back to the early 1900s, known as las doce uvas de la suerte.

It is believed that eating a grape with each of the twelve clock bell strikes at midnight will bring you a year filled with luck.

In Spain, some participants in this tradition also wear red undergarments– which explains where the TikToker got the color red from.

Now, it appears that some viewers of the viral video will be participating in the cherished practice this new year’s eve.

But others have begun poking fun about the outpouring of new year’s eve trends circulating TikTok right now– pointing out how it is virtually impossible to complete them all in such a short period of time.

“Sis, I’m more interested in the one with the suitcase, and I’m running around the block,” one user commented.

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