Christmas In Venazuela

Navidad en Venazuela

How is Christmas Celebrated in Venazuela?

On December 24, people in Venazuela spend their day by getting ready for all of the festivities happening at night. Since the country is mostly catholic, they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. They prepare a nativity scene of the birth place of Jesus in a meager. They don't put the baby Jesus in the meager till midnight.

What are some common food traditions?

The People of Venazuela usually spend their day on Christmas Eve cooking for the festivities in the evening. They make Hallacas' - a mixture of beef, pork, chicken, capers, raisins, and olives that is wrapped in maize and plantain leaves and tied up with string into a parcel and then boiled or steamed afterwards; the Pan de Jamón - a type of bread that's made with puff pastry, filled up with ham, raisins, olives and bacon and shaped like a 'swiss roll'! Chicken Salad and Pernil (a leg of pork).

Christmas night in Venezuela

Where is Venazuela located?

Venezuela is located in South America. A while back Venezuela was run by Hugo Chaves. He used to not let the people celebrate Christmas one year, which caused lots of protest in the streets for Christmas night.