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Grapes tradition

  1. 1. The 12 Grapes
  2. 2. Index 1. The tradition of the grapes 2. The grapes 3. Pictures of the grapes 4. The history of the grapes
  3. 3. The tradition of the grapes <ul><ul><ul><li>The twelve grapes are a tradition of Spanish origin and has been extended to other Latin American countries such as Mexico and Venezuela. The tradition consists in eating 12 grapes, one for each time the bell rings, at midnight on the 31st of December (New Years Eve). The traditional place for the 12 bells in Spain is the Puerta del Sol (Madrid), where the famous clock of the Casa de Correo is located. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. There are many different explanations as to why a dozen of grapes are eaten and not more or less. Some say that it symbolizes the months of the year, and others say that one is eaten for each ring of the bell. Why are grapes used? Because in 1895, the president of the chamber of ministry started to eat grapes with champagne. In 1909, the farmers of Alicante and Murcia found themselves with an excellent harvest, which pushed them to establish this tradition and make it more popular.
  5. 5. THE GRAPE
  6. 7. <ul><ul><ul><li>In Spain, fresh grapes are used. uvas frescas, siendo la </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The type most commonly used are grapes from Vinalopó. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In other countries, such as Argentina, twelve raisins are eaten. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>According to the tradition, it is believed that if one eats the twelve grapes at the same time as the bell rings, they will have a happy new year. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some companies see this tradition as a good opportunity, and at the beginning of the year 2000, they started to sell individual bottles of twelve grapes, skinned and without seeds. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is also celebrated in many Latin American countries. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. ¿What is the history of the twelve grapes?
  8. 9. THE HISTORY OF THE TWELVE GRAPES <ul><li>The first written reference about the twelve grapes appeared on New Years Eve in 1895- This was the first year that was ended with grapes and champagne. </li></ul><ul><li>This Spanish tradition did not begin </li></ul><ul><li>in 1909, like is believed, but in December of 1895 in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid. </li></ul><ul><li>The press in Madrid said in January of 1897: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is a custom in Madrid to eat twelve grapes at the stroke of midnight on the clock, which separates the old year from the new year.¨ The following year, the newspaper spoke about this tradition with an article titled ¨The Miraculous Grapes.¨ </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>BY: Sara, Adrian, Cristina, Rafa, Pedro y Lourdes </li></ul><ul><li>Colegio: Nuestra Señora de la Salud </li></ul>