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Christmas in Spain


Christmas Calendar2010 Monday Lunes

Tuesday Martes

Wedn. Thursday Viernes Miércoles Jueves Viernes

Lotería 22 Nacional

23 Holidays

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Cabalgata de Reyes

Día de Reyes

Sunday Domingo

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25 26 27

Nochebuena

Día de Navidad

28 29 30 31 Día de los Inocentes

Saturday Sábado

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Nochevieja

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Día de Año Nuevo

Back to school 2


The streets

Tetuรกn Street in Sevilla 3


El belén= Nativity scene •This is traditionally the most important decoration in houses and towns. •They try to recreate the life in villages at the time Jesus was born. •The sizes of these nativity scenes can vary enormously. 4


Live Nativity scenes • Some villages have their own Nativity scene play. 5


à rbol de Navidad The Christmas tree tradition has only been added in the last few decades and it’s growing on .

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22nd December = National Lottery

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22nd December= National Lottery •It is celebrated in the morning, and everybody is listening to it on the radio, watching it on tv… It’s very exciting. •First introduced in 1812. •The biggest prize is called “El gordo” (The fat one) •Children from San Ildefonso School take out the balls from these lottery drums, with a special tune. •This day is associated with the beggining of Christmas in Spain.

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Christmas Eve = Nochebuena

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Christmas food

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Christmas food

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Christmas food

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Christmas desserts: el turr贸n, marzipan... 13


Villancicos = Carols

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El aguinaldo = Christmas Pay

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Dia de los Inocentes = Fools Day

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Nochevieja = New Year’s Eve

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Las uvas (New Year’s Eve)

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Los regalos = The presents Father Christmas? or… …The 3 wise men?

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La cabalgata

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The Epiphany

....the presents!!!

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In the evening...

... hot chocolate and “roscón de Reyes” 22


Christmas time is finished

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