New Year’s Eve falls during this time as well. It is celebrated much like most of the rest of the world with some exceptions. One notable tradition is the eating of twelve grapes rapidly along with the twelve chimes of the clock at midnight, to bring luck for each of the months of the coming year. Fireworks are common and in very rural areas they festivities may include shots fired in the air as well. In some parts ofVeracruz, December 31 is reserved to honor elderly men with the Fiesta del Hombre Viejo.[1]