on Spanish Class With Mrs. Fong

12 Grapes of Luck

Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve is a tradition and superstition that came from Spain. People would eat one grape each time the bell struck at midnight on December 31st. The Spaniards started this tradition in 1895 but it became established in 1909. The 12 grapes represent each month of good luck for the coming year. This tradition is common in Spain, Latin countries and the Philippines.

In Spanish class, children used their 12 grapes to turn into New Year wishes and goals. The lower grades used one Spanish word to make a wish for each month in 2019. The upper grades practiced writing short sentences to describe what they wished for each month of 2019.

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January 3, 2019