In what country is red underwear worn on New Year's Eve?


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Red underwear is worn on New Year's Eve in Spain. According to the custom, the underwear must be given to the wearer by someone else.

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In addition to wearing red underwear that has been gifted by another, New Year's celebrants in Spain drop a gold ring in a glass of cava before drinking it - though the ring is not to be consumed. A bowl containing 12 green grapes is also eaten by each person in the moments before midnight. Chimes sound and one grape is eaten, a couple seconds apart, until all 12 grapes are gone. The grapes represent the 12 months that have just passed and must be completely chewed and swallowed before midnight to avoid a year of bad luck.

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