Green Grapes And Red Underwear: A Spanish New Year’s Eve | Synopsis

Green Grapes And Red Underwear: A Spanish New Year’s Eve

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Racimo en ciernes by montuno
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If the thought of watching the ball drop in Times Square again is already making you yawn, consider perking your New Year’s Eve celebration with this tradition from Spain: As midnight nears on Nochevieja, or “old night,” the last day of the year, the entire country gathers in front of television screens or in town squares, clutching a small bowl of green grapes and wearing red underwear. More on the underwear later. The camera of the main national TV channel focuses on the clock tower of the 18th-century Real Casa de Correos in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol while a pair of announcers in formal wear, high above the thousands of revelers packed into the chilly plaza below, quickly repeat instructions one last time.


Jeff Koehler

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.443297

uvas de la suerte

Overall Sentiment: 0.51086

Relevance: 0.344938

Verduras E. Lafuente

Overall Sentiment: 0.137457

Relevance: 0.307161

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0.125133 Verduras E. Lafuente, told me that “having such a fine skin also makes them quicker to eat. There’s less to swallow.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.125133
  • Mean: 0.125133
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731


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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

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Additional Info:

Holiday: New Year’s Eve

Overall Sentiment: 0.0533885

Relevance: 0.431393

HealthCondition: plague

Overall Sentiment: 0.159026

Relevance: 0.34236

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Country: Spain

Overall Sentiment: 0.109985

Relevance: 0.714431

Disambiguation: Location | AdministrativeDivision | GovernmentalJurisdiction | KingdomReferences:

Country: Morocco

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.307633

Disambiguation: Location | GovernmentalJurisdictionReferences:

City: Aledo

Overall Sentiment: -0.129708

Relevance: 0.602063

City: Madrid

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.455665

Disambiguation: PoliticalDistrict | AdministrativeDivision | GovernmentalJurisdictionReferences:

City: Barcelona

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.432079

Disambiguation: Country | OlympicHostCityReferences:

City: Alicante

Overall Sentiment: 0.215271

Relevance: 0.36046

Facility: Times Square

Overall Sentiment: -0.0110215

Relevance: 0.386328

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As a clock tower rings out 12 chimes, people all over the country will scoff a dozen grapes, hoping for good luck. With several seeds per grape and only a couple of seconds to swallow each one, the task is harder than it sounds.

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 1, 2013.

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