Mexican Traditions Explained

Here is a great little article on New Year’s Eve traditions in Mexico. I’m from Mexico City but my family has never done the suitcase tradition. I like it, though. I wonder what my Texas neighbors would think?

We do the red underwear and grapes. Our family sets up 12 grapes (luck for each month)and 12 coins (wealth for each month) in each persons spot at the table. Then on each stroke of the bells at midnight, you take a coin and eat a grape. It gets tricky when you are trying to finish them off before the 12th toll and we have been known to put a coin in our mouths by mistake at some point in our lives. It’s fun to try to do all this and not start laughing hysterically at how silly we all look!

Thanks, Kid World Citizen!



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