Happy New Year 2018 dear friends!
This time we spent New Year's Eve in Tenerife.
Soon I shall post more pics,
at the moment my PC is too full to handle any new pics.
Have to do some cleaning.
New Year's cleaning.
Not throwing away but sweeping stuff to some clouds.
And, of course, some very boring garden pics to follow, too,
after my visit to the Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz.
Isn't that great and awesome!
do you know this Spanish habit at New Year's Eve:
eating 12 grapes at midnight?
I tell you, it is harder than you think!
The Twelve Grapes,
Sp. Las doce uvas de la suerte,
"The twelve grapes of luck",
is a Spanish tradition that dates back from at least 1895 but
became established in 1909. In December of that year, some alicantese
vine growers popularized this custom to better sell huge amounts of grapes
from an excellent harvest.
The tradition consists of eating a grape with each bell strike
at midnight of December 31. According to the tradition,
that leads to a year of prosperity. In some areas, it is believed that
the tradition wards away witches and general evil, although this "magic"
is treated like an old heritage, and in modern days it's viewed as a cultural tradition
to welcome the new year. (Wikipedia)
Finnisch für Anfänger:
VIINIRYPÄLE = Weintraube / grade