The holidays in Spain start at Christmas and end on the Three King´s Day, which is January 6th. It´s a time where family and friends get together to eat, drink, and be merry. There are not many traditions, most families make their own. (The one common theme is deciding on whose side of the family to spend dinner and lunch. But I guess that´s traditional every where.)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch; Lots of food, wine, and the King´s speech on television.
New Year´s Eve and New Year´s Day lunch; Lots of food, wine, and at a little before midnight everyone turns on their televisions to listen to the 12 chimes of the Puerta del Sol´s clock in Madrid. Then, at midnight, they eat 12 grapes, one for each chime, to bring in the New Year.
Three King´s Day; Lots of food, wine, and children wake to presents left in their shoes by the three kings.
(This is Roscón, the typical cake eaten on The Three King´s day... There is a little toy hidden in the cream of the cake. Whoever finds it, has to pay for the Roscón. The kids each had a piece, and then I ate the rest... Which is probably why I found the surprise...)
Next week´s theme comes from Brinja, by way of Cabrizette. The idea is "what we are wearing." So how about if we call it, "your style." Thanks Cabrizette!
Happy Corner View!