Just learned about the Spanish New Year custom of The Twelve Grapes.
According to Wikipedia:
The tradition consists in eating a grape with each bell strike at midnight of December 31. According to the tradition, that leads to a year of prosperity. Each grape is eaten with each beat of the bell. After the 12th strike everyone should have eaten all their 12 grapes, although this seldom happens due to its difficulty.
The twelve grapes are linked to the Puerta del Sol tower clock, where this tradition started and from where the change of year is always broadcast.
Living within earshot of our local New England church bells, I think this sounds like a lovely tradition, and I would like to run right out and buy some grapes for tonight.
… if it ever stops snowing.