Days before we bid farewell to 2022, the latest craze to take over TikTok is the 12 grapes under the table” trend on New Year’s Eve trend.
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Many people are uploading various rituals they plan to perform on New Year’s Eve in order to bring luck into the new year in a latest trend on TikTok.
Online, Gen Z are promoting the 12-grape trend as a way to guarantee that you will find love in the coming year. The idea was that just before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, the person would sit under a table and eat 12 grapes, making a wish on each one. All grapes must be consumed by 12:01 AM on January 1st.
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With videos of TikTokers practising the custom or getting ready to eat the fruit, the hashtag “#12grapes” has amassed 1 billion views on the platform.
The “12 grapes under the table” trend is a popular tradition among the Hispanic population, explained TikTok user @vaatsalya.c.
The user said that one would need to go beneath the table at 11:58 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and eat 12 grapes until 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day in her video, which has received over 1 million views.
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Before making their wishes under the table, the person must wear red clothing and lipstick in order to follow the tradition.
The grapes, according to the TikToker, stand in for each month of the year, and the ritual is said to bring luck for the coming year.
The viral tradition has sparked a variety of responses in the TikTok video’s comment area.
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One person asked: “Does it matter if it’s green or red [grapes] and what time do you start eating your grapes?”
Someone else wrote: “Tables, grapes, red underwear, suitcases. I’m overwhelmed. But it’s gotta get done.”
Another one said: “My parents just brought me 12 bags of grapes,” while a fourth one joked: “What if you can’t think of 12 wishes?”