New Year’s Eve [December 31]
Night of December 31st
In Spain, New Year’s Eve dinner is timed so that dessert coincides with midnight, which is when all of the TV channels broadcast the bells marking the beginning of the New Year. Twelve grapes are eaten one by one, coinciding with each chime of the clock. Many restaurants offer the possibility of attending a gala dinner. Most of the city’s clubs, bars and discotheques organise special parties that last all night. However, before you go to bed, you have to have hot chocolate with “churros” (fritters), which is a must on the first day of the year.