Christmas Around the World

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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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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