- They don't decorate until Deciembre 16th
- Deciembre 16th is the first of the nine days when they celebrate Christmas
- They have a big feast (Tamales, Bacalao, Pozole, Pavo)
- They decorate with greens (reefs, christmas trees)
purpose is to celebrate birth of Jesus Christ
young children hit pinatas, and receive their gifts from the three kings on January 6th
- Families get together
Navidad is the Spanish Christmas.
Dia De Los Muertos
families gather in churches, cemeteries, and in homes
pray for the ones they lost
usually celebrated on Noviembre 2nd
some celebrate for more than a few days
family members prepare an elaborate altar, that is decorated with flowers, fruits, popular foods, sweets, and drinks
pan de muerto (bread of the dead) is a sweet bread brought to families during this time
celebrated on Enero 1st
have a late night dinner
close friends and family are invited
people go to parties and festivals
when the clock strikes 12am they yell “feliz año nuevo”
they believe that wearing red underwear will give them good luck with love the new year
also, wearing yellow underwear will bring them good luck with money
a tradition on this holiday is to eat 12 grapes before the clock strikes 12, they do this to represent every 12th hour before the new year.
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