What we eat on New Year’s Eve (and First Day of the Year) in Spain 😋

Happy New Year, everyone! Today, I just wanted to share what we normally eat on New Year’s Eve (and First Day of the Year) in Spain!

We start with Chacinas (jamon, etc) &  Mariscos(seafood) like….

Jamón Iberico de Bellota 

Caña de Lomo (another kind of cured meat), Queso (cheese)…

Mejillones (Mussels)…

Langostinos (large shrimp), Patas de Cangrejo (crab legs)…

We also eat these Rollitos de Jamón cocido y huevo hilado (ham and “egg yarn” rolls). The name says it. “Egg yarn” is made out of sweetened strands of egg yolk and they are quite yummy.

Also there are other goodies like Pate, Cabello de Angel (transparent shredded Siam pumpkin jam) etc. 

And there’s always a main dish after all the appetizer. This year’s main dish was Cola de Toro (Bull tail stew) but I forgot to do a photo 😅

Then at midnight, we eat 12 uvas (grapes), one by one to each bell as we count down to wrap up the year. And as the new year starts, we toast with Cava (Spanish sparkling wine). 

2020年 フィン・デ・アニョ(年の終わり)

Afterwards, all kinds of Christmas* sweets wait for us…Bonbon (chocolate), Mantecao (cookies), Turrón (nougat)… One day I have to do an article just about Spanish Christmas sweets 😆

✨There was an extra for this year! I made peppermint brownie and took it to the dinner.


*Navidad (Spanish Christmas) continues till the 6th of January, Day of Three Kings ✨ That’s why I went with this very much Christmas-y American dessert. Besides, I have been craving it! 

Next day, THE first day of the year, we eat almost all the same things as NYE. So we don’t have to do too much work for the new year (I say it’s smart 😆… Less time to cook and clean. More time to sing and dance!) 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Alright, I hope everyone has a great start of the new year!✨🙇🏻‍♀️

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