All Things Christmas

Christmas in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Christmas in Brazil Randa My name is Carmina, and I have lived in Brazil since I was born. Christmas here in Brazil is really cool. First we have a really fun lunch with the family on the 24th. Many people from our family come and we have lots of fun. Then later we have dinner

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Christmas at my house in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Christmas at my house in Brazil Joaquim Gabriel Andrade Every 24th of December my family and I go to our church to sing and pray. When we get home we watch TV and eat a good dinner, (turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy). Then we pray and go to bed around 12:00-1:00 in

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Daniel’s favorite Christmas

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Daniel’s favorite Christmas Joaquim Gabriel Andrade My favorite Christmas was in 1997 when I went to Ubatuba with my sister to my uncle’s house it was totally cool we went swimming and building channels in the sand. Ubatuba is a place in Brazil that’s why I went to the beach in Brazil its summer during

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Tropical Chritmas

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Tropical Chritmas Felipe Almeida Christmas in Brazil   Christmas in Brazil, unlike in many other countries, is really HOT. Most of the times it rains at Christmas. In my family, we stay up until midnight on the 24th and have a feast. We eat turkey and drink champagne, that is, everyone except for me. When

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Christmas in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Christmas in Brazil Felipe Almeida Christmas in Brazil is very hot, but it is cool. We have a pine tree; all decorated with Christmas lights, ornaments, little angels, little Santas, and little basketball guys. We do “secret friend.” We run, we play, we explode fireworks. We love Christmas! We give each other presents. At Christmas

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My Christmas in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

My Christmas in Brazil Jesper_Eriksson My Christmas is always in Brazil. My father’s family gets together about six p.m. on my great-grandfather’s farm. Then all the kids stay outside the house until dinner is ready while our relatives put the presents under a big Christmas tree. Sometimes they just talk with each other. We take

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Christmas in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Christmas in Brazil flavia My Christmas is always very happy! When it is Christmas I go to my grandma`s house in Santos, Brazil, the city where I was born. All my family meets at my grandma`s and there is always a big tree. When we arrive the tree is already decorated, but my grandma always

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Christmas at My House in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Christmas at My House in Brazil Jesper_Eriksson Christmas here in my house, in Brazil, is really nice. And I don`t really spend Christmas at my house but at my grandma`s house. Now I`m going to tell you how we start our Christmas decorations… First my grandpa and I go to a big flower shop and

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Christmas in Brazil

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Christmas in Brazil Jesper_Eriksson Christmas in Brazil is very nice. We decorate the trees with twinkling lights. The streets are all colored and bright. I spent my x-mas in my grandma’s house in Manaus where my mother was born. We go to the mall and buy some decorations so that we can decorate the tree.

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Santa is Papai Noel

Brazil, Christmas Around the World, South America

Santa is Papai Noel pioclinton Each year Santa Claus (Papai Noel) arrives in Rio at the beginning of December. This event opens the Christmas Season. Papai Noel arrives by helicopter at Maracana Soccer Stadium – one of the largest soccer stadiums in the world. It’s a big party, singers, dancers and local authorities join the

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Navidad Puertorriqueña (Puerto Rican Christmas)

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Puerto Rico

Navidad Puertorriqueña (Puerto Rican Christmas) rrstar96 Christmas.com mentions a San José (Saint Joseph) Church at La Navidad with an animated Nacimiento (Nativity scene) which is visited by crowds of children. According to a book I read, this church is located in the Dominican Republic just west of Puerto Rico. Having lived in Puerto Rico for

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Other traditions and food

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Puerto Rico

Other traditions and food PeroniaAngel As I was reading, I noticed a few things missing of the traditions in Puerto Rico and what the different foods are. In the town of Penuelas, the families of different streets get together and decorate the streets with one theme. They also have competitions for who has the best

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Why “Merry Christmas?”

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Puerto Rico

Why “Merry Christmas?” Rafael Why should I say “Merry Christmas” to everybody, without knowing if he/she really has the real Christmas Spirit within? I was born and live in a very beautiful island in the Caribbean, the smallest of the Major Antilles, Puerto Rico. I peek at anyone passing by and there are not that

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Christmas in Puerto Rico II

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Puerto Rico

Christmas in Puerto Rico II Robbie I enjoyed reading gpico’s entry “Parrandón” from 11-23-99 which brought to mind a certain observation. The “morcillas” he refers to are a type of blood sausage which is quite popular in Puerto Rico (“butifarra” and “longaniza” are other popular sausages, the latter often eaten ground in a mixture of

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Parrandon

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Puerto Rico

Parrandon gpico Yes “Parranda” is what you usually hear everywhere in Puerto Rico. Like in the United States they have Christmas Carols, we have “parrandas”. The difference is the music is more carribean style. How does it work? Usually a group of friends get together with musical instruments (congas, maracas, guitar) things that make noise.

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