Just like people in other parts of the world, people of Spain also celebrate Gregorian New Year on 1st January. In Spain, New Year’s Eve is known as Nochevieja or Fin de Año
The New year celebrations are grand in Madrid, the capital and the largest city of Spain. Here New Year Fireworks and Celebrations take place at the Puerta del Sol Square, where a new year countdown takes place on the clock on top of the Casa de Correos building and there is a tradition of eating 12 grapes one on each chime of the clock.
Apart from this there is a grand display of new year fireworks here.
In Spain, the New Year’s Eve celebrations usually begin with a family dinner, traditionally including shrimp or prawns, and lamb or capon. Spanish tradition says that wearing new, red underwear on New Year’s Eve brings good luck.
In you happen to be in Madrid, Spain for your New Year Holidays, then apart from viewing New Year Fireworks Display at Puerta del Sol Square in Madrid, Spain, you can see famous monuments and tourist attractions in the city like – Puerta de Alcalá, Campo del Moro Gardens and Royal Palace, City Hall, Alcalá and Gran Vía street, Prado Museum, Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry tree (madroño) in Puerta del Sol Square, Cervantes Institute Foundation Headquarter, Almudena Cathedral, etc.
The New Years Eve party in Madrid lasts until dawn, with the bars keeping their doors open until the last of the patrons have left. Some of the top recommended hotels include the Artrip, Hotel Preciados, Gran Melia Fenix, NH Palacia de Tepa, Hotel Atlantico, The Westin Palace Madrid and Catalonia des Cortes.
Apart from Madrid, New Year Fireworks and New Year’s Eve Party take place in other big cities of Spain like Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, San Sebastian, Bilbao, etc.
If you are not present there in Madrid, Spain during the new year’s time then don’t worry, you can find below Photos & Videos of Madrid, Spain New Year 2018 Fireworks Display.
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In Spain, you can watch Madrid New Year Fireworks 2018 LIVE on Television Española.
From March to October, Madrid, Spain falls in GMT/UTC + 1:00 hour timezone so it welcomes the New Year thirteen hours after the New Year strikes first at Kiritimati, Kiribati which falls in GMT +14 timezone.
To watch Madrid, Spain New Year Fireworks 2018 LIVE Streaming on internet you will have to adjust your watch accordingly with relation to the timezone of your city.