New Year's Eve in Mexico

Last Updated: December 26, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

Most Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve by having a late-night dinner with their families. Those who want to party generally go out afterwards. If you're in Mexico, you can still enjoy festivities in the street. In Mexico City there is a huge street festival on New Year's Eve, celebrations center around the Zocalo.

You can expect a lot of firecrackers, fireworks and sparklers. At midnight there is a lot of noise and everyone shouts: "Feliz Ano nuevo!" People embrace and make noise and set off firecrackers.

Some New Years Eve in Mexico customs:

Eat twelve grapes as the clock strokes midnight on the 31st, as you eat each grape make a wish for the new year.

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