- Gobble grapes in Seville at New Year's Eve

December 10, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports Travellers celebrating New Year's Eve in the fine accommodation Seville has to offer could take part in a peculiar and fun Spanish tradition reports

Plaza Nueva tends to be one of the main focal points for residents and tourists in town for the festivities, as everyone gathers together to celebrate the turn of the year.

There will be plenty of fun-filled fiestas to check out later on in the night, but the countdown to midnight is a special moment that a lot of people will head to the main square for.

As the clock begins to chime, tradition dictates that everyone must eat a grape for each time the timepiece sounds - so it is essential to have 12 grapes at the ready if people want to bring in the New Year like a Spaniard.

"At the end of the chiming, the packed square erupts into singing, dancing and cheering and champagne flies everywhere," noted What's on When.

The travel listings resource highlighted how uneaten grapes tend to be thrown all over the place and fireworks light up the sky to mark the beginning of a fresh calendar year.

New Year's Eve is referred to in Spanish as Noche Vieja, which means 'old night'. offers a wide range of accommodation in Seville, such as the Hotel Don Paco Seville.

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