Woman shares how eating ’12 Grapes’ on New Year’s Eve changed her life

A video shared by a woman who is “happier than ever” after performing the “12 Grapes” New Year’s Eve ritual has gone viral on TikTok, where it has had 5.3 million views at the time of writing.

The tradition is to sit under a table on New Year’s Eve and consume 12 grapes (which symbolize the 12 months of the year) just minutes before the clock strikes 12 in hopes of “attracting love” in the new year, as in shared video by TikToker user @vaatsaly.c, who said the ritual (along with wearing something red when eating the grapes) is “very common in the Hispanic community.”

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The latest viral clip, posted by TikTok user @lolkarli, shows a woman seemingly eating grapes from a cup while sitting under a table. A message overlaid over the video read: “Last year I ate my 12 grapes under it [the] Table…”

A subsequent message superimposed over the clip read: “Well it worked lol [red heart emoji]’ before the video showed a man standing with a sign reading ‘Quieres ser mi novia?’ in Spanish, meaning ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’

The video later shows the woman being hugged and spun around by a man.

It is not surprising that when trying to find love, people engage in creative endeavors such as B. the 12 grape ritual.

According to a Pew Research Center poll conducted in October 2019, among the 15 percent of US adults who are single and looking for a committed relationship or casual dates, “most say they are comfortable with their dating life are dissatisfied and that it has been difficult to find people who are up to date.”

However, the survey found that “most single people (both in and out of the dating market) say they don’t feel a lot of pressure to find a partner from their friends, family or society in general.”

About two in 10 people (22 percent) said they feel “at least some pressure from friends,” while 31 percent said the same about family members, and 37 percent said they “feel society is pressuring them “.

Where does the New Year’s tradition of 12 grapes come from?

According to a 2012 NPR article by Jeff Koehler, a Barcelona-based author of several cookbooks, the ritual originated in Spain, where residents gather either in front of TVs or in town squares on the last day of the year and place a bowl of cookbooks in the Hand holding green grapes and wearing red underwear.

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The clock tower of the 18th-century Real Casa de Correos building in Madrid chimes a series of 12 chimes, and you are told to eat a grape for each chime. Consuming all 12 grapes by the end of the last chime is believed to bring good luck in the new year, Koehler explained.

The exact origins of this tradition are unknown, but according to old newspaper articles, it may have started decades earlier in the 1880s, the author said.

Koehler said: “These stories tell of the bourgeoisie in Madrid copying the French tradition of drinking grapes and champagne on the last day of the year.

“Soon this custom was adopted by some Madrileños, who would go to the Puerta del Sol to watch the bells ring at the turn of the year and, most likely in an ironic or mocking way, eat grapes like the upper classes.”

The latest tradition has inspired users on TikTok looking for love and say they will try the ritual this year.

In a comment that received over 6,000 likes, user Sky said: “Okay, I’m definitely going to eat 12 grapes under the table [crying laughing emoji].”

An unknown user wrote: “I don’t like grapes but I really want to [crying laughing emojis].”

User idk hi<3 said: “We need a huge party with thousands of tables with everyone sitting under one eating grapes lol [laugh out loud]."

news week asked the original author for a comment. This video has not been independently verified.

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