All Things Christmas

Christmas in Puerto Rico

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

Christmas in Puerto Rico Staff In Puerto Rico, small bands of carolers, known as Trullas, make the rounds. Crowds of children go to see the church of San Jose at La Navidad to see the animated Nacimiento – birth of Christ. During the feast of Epiphany, children place water and maybe some grass under their

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Christmas in Venezuela

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Venezuela

Christmas in Venezuela Staff Venezuelan traditions are very rich because of the great variety of cultures that has been assimilated into its society. Even though unfortunately some of the traditions are disappearing Venezuelans still continue to preserve the family unit centered around Christmas activities. Venezuelans start on December 24th with preparations that emphasize the Catholic

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Christmas in Colombia

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Columbia

Christmas in Colombia Black Beatle Currently US christmas’ tendences had made their entrance in Colombian culture, so the Christmas settings usually starts on December 1th, if not before. Christmas tree is now a very important part of the Colombian holidays and is not anymore considered a luxury or ornamental article, so it’s Santa Claus. But,

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Christmas In Colombia

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Columbia

Christmas In Colombia Staff Since Colombia is about 90% Roman Catholic, the Christian aspects of Christmas are the most celebrated. The Christmas season in Colombia starts on December 7th when families light candles in honor of the Virgin Mary. The church celebrates the 8th of December as the day of the Imaculate Conception. This is

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A Panama City Christmas

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Panama

A Panama City Christmas ajcase Christmas festivities begin with Mothers Day on December 8th. Painting and preparing the home is very common in Panama for the holidays. A full Christmas tree is set up at this time with the traditional lights, angel tree top, icicles, and other traditional ornaments just as in the states. Gifts

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Christmas is my favorite season

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Honduras

Christmas is my favorite season Rosy For Christmas I cook barbecue chicken and I cook a special rice with shrimp, ham, and vegetables and I cookd mashed potatoes and I make I delicious dessert. At night I go to my church and I celebrate every night in the church with my brothers in Jesus Christ

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Christmas!

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, El Salvador

Christmas! N@nd@L@! The Chritmas spirit starts to be felt a lot before Christmas, becasue everyone is looking for ornaments for their houses, their gardens, their frint door and their tree. Trees are put in living rooms at least 3 or 4 weeks before Christmas, because you need time to make the “nacimiento”, this is like

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Christmas doesn’t have to be cold…

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, El Salvador

Christmas doesn’t have to be cold… null null Sounds wonderful, it’s great to find out about what happens at Christmas time in the rest of the world. Feliz Navidad to all Salvadorians…and especially one…

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A Traditional Christmas in El Salvador

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, El Salvador

A Traditional Christmas in El Salvador aiglesias Salvadorans, like most if not all Latin Americans, value family and put it first during Christmas celebrations. Family gatherings begin at about 7:00 pm (on Christmas Eve), when members start arriving at a determined home, mostly the grandparents’. A must to bring along are fireworks, which vary from

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A long way from home!

Belize, Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World

A long way from home! Rdavies I was 23 and spending my first christmas away from home… A long way from home. I had arrived in Belize the previous summer as a VSO teacher of maths. Christmas had been building slowly since the celebrations of Garifuna Day on November 19th. My over-whelming memory of Christmas

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Childhood Memories of Christmas in Haiti

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Haiti

Childhood Memories of Christmas in Haiti Dorina I remember the day starting with carolers on the city street. On Dec. 22, we would go to the market and get fresh cut trees brought from the mountains and decorate them with bright ornaments. On Dec. 23, we would place our shoes, filled with straw, on the

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Childhood memories of Christmas

Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World, Jamaica

Childhood memories of Christmas marjorie My most distinctive memories of Christmas are those from my childhood. Growing up in the countryside of Jamaica one of the christmas traditions that have stayed with me over the years is that of waking up early on Christmas morning to go and see the procession of masked dancing men

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Styles of Christmas on one island.

Bahamas, Carribean & Central America, Christmas Around the World

Styles of Christmas on one island. By:Insq It’s nice to think of Christmas,bundeling up in front of the fireplace,listening to “Jingle Bells” in the background, hearing the laughter and glee of the kids as they open their presents. Well,imagine that with no fire,because everyone’s out celebrating,instead of getting clothes and toys,you get flowers and crafts

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Christmas In Cuba

Carribean & Central America, Cuba, Recipes

Christmas In Cuba Staff Because of the repressive communist government of Fidel Castro, all religious holidays have been banned in Cuba – Christmas is not “officially” celebrated. There is a day in July designated as “Children’s Day” in which after standing in line for days parents may be able (if they are lucky) to buy

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Christmas In Mexico

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

Christmas In Mexico Staff Making Merry in Mexico – by Dale Hoyt Palfrey ( Dale Hoyt Palfrey is a freelance writer, translator, interpreter and public relations consultant based in Ajijic, Jalisco. Her moth-eaten parka, mittens and longjohns have remained packed away for the 20-plus sunny Christmases she has celebrated in Mexico.) Dreaming of a white

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