This New Year's Eve 2020 will be very different from other years. The pandemic has left us without the large events and big parties, but it has not taken away our spirit and the hapiness of spending this magic night with our loved ones.
In this article we explian you some fun alternatives to celebrate the end of the year; ideas to spend the New Year's Eve with your couple or your children. Moreover, we show you how this special day is celebrated in Spain and more funny traditions from other countries, perhaps it will give you few ideas to celebrate a different New Year's Eve this 2020.
Normally, the end of the year in Spain is celebrated away from home or at the home of friends. The most typical image of Spanish New Year's Eve are the bells of Puerta del Sol in Madrid, although in almost all municipalities there is a main square where people gather to hear the last bells of the year.
It is a night where everyone dresses to the nines, eating a good dinner together and toasting with cava. Although, without a doubt, the most characteristic of the end of the year in Spain are the 12 grapes, a tradition that consists of eating 12 grapes, one for each stroke, during the last 12 seconds of the year.
Since this New Year's Eve is inevitably going to be different, why not adopt traditions from other countries? It can be a fun way to learn about traditions from other cultures and countries.
Eat lentils for dinner like in Italy: Italians eat lentils on New Years to attract a year full of wealth and prosperity, because in the past it was believed that flat legumes looked like Roman coins.
Clean the home deeply like in Japan: In Japan the end of the year is a very important date and one of the many traditions that we can adopt this special year is called Osoji. The Osoji is a Japanese ritual that consists of cleaning the house thoroughly to purify it and start the year on the right foot. Originally, the Japanese took an extended period of time to thoroughly clean their homes in the belief that then the houses would be "purified" and the evil spirits would not have a place to hide and live.
Go for a walk or around the house with suitcases: This is the ritual followed by some Latin American countries, such as Colombia and Chile, in which one of the New Year's Eve traditions is to pack on the last day of the year and when midnight comes catch it and go for a walk around the block to have good trips in the new year. Although the best way to travel next 2021 is to book your next vacation now, remember that we have our Early Booking offer available with which you can save up to -15% on your vacation on the Costa Brava.
Be that as it may, this end of the year the most important thing is health, staying home and wishing that next 2021 will give us back all those projects, trips and plans that we have not been able to enjoy in 2020.
And remember! If you want to surprise your partner on New Year's Eve, give the Rosamar Plus gift card; a gift card that you can send digitally to your loved ones so that they can exchange it for a magnificent holiday in Lloret de Mar.
From the Rosamar Hotels team we wish you a happy new year. We hope to see you again at our hotels very soon!