Friday, December 31, 2010

All ready for the new year

There are some rituals which must be followed when starting a new year. And even if you are not a superstitious person, you will probably do it... just in case. In Spain we start every new year with a mouth full of grapes, because as the tradition says, when the clock strikes twelve at midnight, you have to eat 12 grapes, one for each stroke.

Berlin people are not that delicate. They also have a ritual to follow but instead of eating grapes, this is what they do.

Pfannkuchen für Silvester

But don't worry, the tradition doesn't say that you have to eat one Pfannkuchen, aka donut, with each stroke. Is there any special tradition or ritual that you follow?

Happy New Year!