New Year celebrations in Bérchules

Around 10,000 people attended the New Year celebrations on Saturday night in the town of Bérchules, Granada province, a tradition which began back in 1994.

In 1994, the local residents were unable to enjoy their normal New Year celebrations due to a power cut halfway through the midnight chimes. Since that day, Bérchules has celebrated New Year on the first Saturday in August.

The Council distributed 9,000 sets of 12 grapes and 1,000 kilos of shortbread and, in shorts and short sleeves, the assembled throng danced until the early hours.

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