World's Weirdest Superstitions
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Grapes on New Year’s Eve, Spain
Perhaps it’s no wonder that grapes are considered good luck in a country that yields some of the world’s best vintages. People often make a wish when eating them, and at midnight on New Year’s Eve, it is a widespread custom to eat 12—representing good luck for each month of the upcoming year. Some Spaniards also superstitiously toss a bucket of water out the window to symbolize cleansing at the start of a new year.