Feliz Navidad desde Cuba

By Bryson Ellis

The Festivites begin with parrandas.

A parranda is a traditional carnival-like street party. Floats are displayed and there re massive firework displays.

Santa Clause, or Nino Jesus, comes to fill the stockings of children, who have placed them by the manger scene, on Noche Buena or the " Good Night".

A traditional Christmas dinner will include a whole pot roasted pig, yucca, rice, and black beans. It also can include plantains.

The three kings, or los Reyes Mayos, also bring gifts on January 6th.