The clock chimes 12 times. It is already midnight and these are the last strokes of the year that has come to an end. Popular tradition includes numerous rituals to make a good start to the New Year. Most people will wear red underwear, eat twelve grapes, and drink a toast of champagne with a gold ring at the bottom of the glass.
Without going so far afield, in Pamplona the New Year is welcomed by people who transform themselves into very varied identities. This fashion of bringing forward the carnival in the capital of the "Kingdom" is a recent movement of popular culture that already has many devotees. Animals, fruits, fairies, goblins, princes, Indians, vampires, and people in the news take over the night as they mix in a unique festive atmosphere. The only requirement is having a good time to celebrate the start of the New Year.