09 Dec

Experiencing New Year’s Eve in Barcelona

La Nochevieja is Spanish for ‘the old night’, to which the English refer to as ‘New Year’s Eve’. La Nochevieja in Barcelona sees families gather to eat a meal together, followed by a party that typically goes on until the early hours. The traditions begin by trying to swallow twelve grapes at every stroke of midnight. By tradition you are also meant to be wearing red underwear for good luck. Slowly the streets of the Catalan capital fill with people, and the atmosphere begins to build.