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THE GRAPES OF THE LUCK AND OTHER WAYS TO WELCOME YEAR 2019 IN SPANISH

Tonight, millions of Spaniards and Latin Americans will bet to swallow one by one the 12 grapes of luck at the sound of the 12 midnight chimes and thus welcome the year 2019.

Eating grapes, don’t choke and cheer is a way to start the New Year with luck, with luck more secure if, in addition, you add coloured underwear: red to attract love or yellow to attract money; or, also, burning the famous Colombian “old years”.

Underwear, backwards or coloured and an empty suitcase

Wear underwear inside out, is custom in Panama; and, of yellow colour, among Central American, Colombian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Chilean, Ecuadorian, Bolivian and Dominican women; not so the Argentine women who prefer the pink colour.

But, the Latin American continent is full of other unique customs to ask for the year that health, money and love begins:

Peruvians, Paraguayans, Colombians, Chileans and Bolivians stroll down the street with an empty suitcase to fill with fortune. Also, in some areas of Mexico.

Cleaning the house

In Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Argentina it is customary to “clean” the home and burn furniture, cardboard, old clothes, gunpowder and paper and cardboard puppets made with old clothes and gunpowder as the “old years” of Colombia.

In Cuba and Puerto Rico, buckets of water are thrown into the street to throw all the bad things of the Old Year out the window.

Argentines and Uruguayans throw papers and calendars (tacos) through the window of the buildings on the last day of the year, while there is still in Chile who prefers to dine in the cemetery, next to the graves of their relatives.

Stairs and rose petals

Also, as in Brazil, make an offering on the beach to Egum and Exu messengers of the African gods and wait for the seventh wave to release rose petals.

The Bolivians climb steep stairs at midnight at the end of the year and in Ecuador the ‘sablazo’ is practised to the unwary driver with a carnival joke.

EFE/Practica Español

Comprehension

Lee la noticia y responde a las preguntas. (Read the news and answer the questions.)

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La noticia habla de...  
A
la celebración del Año Nuevo en toda Europa.
B
unas tradiciones para dar la bienvenida al Año Nuevo.
C
lo que hará la gente en el año 2019.
Question 2
En España se comen 12 uvas...  
A
justo después de las campanadas.
B
horas antes de la medianoche.
C
por cada campanada del reloj.
Question 3
Según el texto, se comen 12 uvas...  
A
para dar las gracias.
B
para tener suerte.
C
por cada sueño cumplido.
Question 4
El color de la ropa interior...    
A
no puede influir en la buena suerte.
B
también puede dar buena suerte.
C
nunca se ha tenido en cuenta para tener suerte.
Question 5
En esta celebración, los panameños...  
A
llevan al derecho la ropa interior.
B
suelen llevar al revés la ropa interior.
C
siempre llevan ropa interior rosa.
Question 6
¿Qué hacen los cubanos y  los puertorriqueños?    
A
Echar agua dentro casa.
B
Lanzar cubos de agua a la calle.
C
Quemar muebles  viejos.
Question 7
Españoles y latinoamericanos hacen todo eso para...    
A
comenzar bien el año.
B
atraer la mala suerte.
C
tener buena suerte solo en el amor.
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Vocabulary

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Si 'atraes' la fortuna...  
A
esta no se 'acerca' a ti.
B
esta se 'aleja' de ti.
C
esta se 'acerca' a ti.
Question 2
'Aún' es lo mismo que...  
A
'todavía'.
B
'después'.
C
'claro'.
Question 3
En el texto, 'monigote' es...    
A
ropa interior.
B
una fruta.
C
un tipo de muñeco.
Question 4
Una 'dominicana' es de...  
A
Nicaragua.
B
Puerto Rico.
C
República Dominicana.
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