All areas of the world have different holiday traditions, so we’d like to share some unusual ones that were quite interesting to us!

  • In Spain at midnight on New Year’s Eve, people will eat 12 grapes quickly, one at each stroke of the clock.  Each of the twelve grapes represent good luck for each month of the upcoming year.
  • Although Christmas is not widely celebrated in Japan, many people will still eat what they consider to be a traditional American holiday feast: Kentucky Fried Chicken.  This custom began many years ago when Japanese consumers believed that fried chicken is an American holiday staple.  The tradition is so popular that many people will place their orders up to two months in advance.
  • In Iceland the naughty kids end up with a potato instead of a gift.

Happy Holidays!