Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Some photos of New Year's celebrations in the past years... 

New Years Day 2004 in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  That's my Mom and I intently watching the Londonderry High School Band march in the 2003 Rose Bowl Parade.  My daughter was a member of the color guard, waving flags for the entire six miles and marching and dancing.  The entire town watched proudly.  It was the band's third Rose Bowl parade, and they have marched in it once again since 2003.  Yes, the tree is still up and presents are still wrapped because we open some gifts on Three King's Day (January 6th- Epiphany).  

New Years Eve 2006/2007 in Madrid, Spain.  As you can see, we are watching TV, just like in the United States.  But instead of watching the ball drop on Times Square, New York, we are watching the festivities taking place at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid.  You can see all the champagne is poured and ready for a New Year's toast, but also each person has a dish with twelve grapes on it.  In Spain everyone eats twelve grapes at the stroke of midnight before any toasting. Kissing is optional.

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. What an interesting tradition to eat 12 grapes! What is the signifigance? Other than 1 grape for each month of the new year..

  2. Happy New Year to you and yours, Heather :-)