• For many years Christmas celebrations were frowned upon, authorities banned the public display of Christmas trees and nativitys scenes. But in 1997, president Castro restored the holiday.

• A large mass is now held in Havanas revolution square. Thousands of Cubans worship at midnight masses. Church bells ring at the stroke of midnight signifying the transition from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.

• The roasted pig is the main attraction the women work on the feast for days while the men keep to themselves until ya time for the pig.

• Unlike here in the U.S presents aren't a thing because most people in Cuba can't afford gifts because of the widespread of poverty.

• Also unlike in the U.S there is no Santa clause in Cuba

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