I love Spanish traditions, and one of my favourites is eating UVAS at MEDIANOCHE on NOCHE VIEJA (GRAPES at MIDNIGHT on NEW YEAR’S EVE. )
In my experience over the years teaching Spanish, most textbooks and learning programmes present the MASCULINE form of nouns and pronouns first, and expect the FEMININE form to be understood by osmosis!
I know it’s a cliché, but it is really, really true. You are never too old to learn a new language. Moreover, it’s even beneficial