Christmas in Spain

by: Emily Tinker

Spain at Christmas

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Traditional Christmas Foods in Spain

They have turkey stuffed with truffles,

mushrooms, shellfish, mollusks, lobster,

small crabs, candy, and cakes .

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The Symbols of Santa in Spain

Santa does not come to Spain, the Three Wise Men come instead. January 5th is the day when kids leave their shoes out and the Three Wise Men leave gifts.
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Other Symbols and Decorations of Christmas

Kids get some gifts on Christmas, but they get the rest on Epiphany. Epiphany celebrates when the Kings or Three Wise Men brought gifts to the baby Jesus. The kids write to them on Boxing Day about what toys they would like. They also have a special cake called Roscón which is eaten at Epiphany. Roscón means 'ring shape roll'. It is very doughy and is bought from a bakery on Epiphany. Roscón is filled with cream or chocolate, and it also has a little gift.


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Christmas in Spain is called

Happy/ Merry Christmas In Spanish Happy/Merry Christmas is -Feliz Navidad'; in Catalan it is pronounced Bon Nadal'; in Galician it is pronounced Bo Nadal. Merry Christmas is pronounced in a lot more languages.

Christmas Traditions in Spain

A "Hogueras" is the observance of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter. It is characterized by people jumping over fires as a symbolic protection against illness.The Mass of the Rooster is the most beautiful of these candlelight services is held at the monastery of Montserrat, high in the mountain near Barcelona. It is highlighted by a boy's choir describes as performing the Mass in one pure voice
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How long is Christmas Why do they Celebrate Christmas in Spain Music

Christmas last about 3 days. They have Christmas because they believe in Jesus. They have some Christmas music,like villainous.


Do kids leave goodies for the Three Wise Men?

Children leave walnuts for the Three Kings and they leave a bucket of water for the camels. Yes, they do exchange gifts.They get some gifts on Christmas, but they get most gifts on Epiphany.


Games Played at Christmas

People try to trick each other into believing silly stories and jokes. Newspapers and TV stations also run silly stories. If you trick someone, you can call them 'Inocente, inocente' which means 'innocent’’.

Christmas Tree and Snow In Spain

They put lights and decoration on the Christmas tree Kids leave shoes on windowsills, balconies, or under the Christmas tree. Yes, it does snow in Spain, at Christmas. They ski as well.


The Three Wise Men go down a chimney?

No, the Three Wise men do not go down the chimney, they go through a windowsill.To leave googies. Toys for the good boys and girls, and the naughty kids get coal made out of sugar.

Web cites used

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