Christmas in Spain
Christmas Calendar2010 Monday Lunes
Wedn. Thursday Viernes Miércoles Jueves Viernes
Lotería 22 Nacional
Cabalgata de Reyes
Día de Reyes
25 26 27
Día de Navidad
28 29 30 31 Día de los Inocentes
Día de Año Nuevo
Back to school 2
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 â€˘ Some villages have their own Nativity scene play. 5
Ă rbol de Navidad The Christmas tree tradition has only been added in the last few decades and itâ€™s growing on .
22nd December = National Lottery
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.
Christmas Eve = Nochebuena
Christmas desserts: el turr贸n, marzipan... 13
Villancicos = Carols
El aguinaldo = Christmas Pay
Dia de los Inocentes = Fools Day
Nochevieja = New Yearâ€™s Eve
Las uvas (New Yearâ€™s Eve)
Los regalos = The presents Father Christmas? or… …The 3 wise men?
In the evening...
... hot chocolate and “roscón de Reyes” 22
Christmas time is finished