On new years eve in Spain when the clock strikes midnight it is customary to eat one grape per chime while trying to follow the rhythm and not to laugh too much.
After the grape eating, most young people attend New Year parties - cotillones de nochevieja - at pubs or discos.
Others prefer to go to a main square to celebrate New Years Eve in the street - the liveliest of all is reputedly Pun del Sal, in Madrid. Early next morning, the party-goers enjoy a breakfast of chocolate con churros (hot chocolate and filed pastry).
Tradition states that wearing red underwear brings good luck for the year as long as it’s been bought for you by someone else.