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  • 1. Fiestas del invierno A WebQuest for Grade 8
  • 2. La primavera The spring El otoño The autumn El verano The summer El invierno The winter
  • 3. Mexican chocolate caliente • • • • • • 3 tablespoons instant hot chocolate mix 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch chili powder 1/4 cup milk 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 4. Pavo trufado • Turkey stuffed with truffles
  • 5. Truffles • A strong-smelling underground fungus (Tuber) that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato.
  • 6. What is turrón (also spelled turró)? • Turrón (Spanish), torró (Catalan), or torrone (Italian), or nougat is a confection, typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake. It is frequently consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert in Spain and Italy.
  • 7. Turrón
  • 8. La flor de noche buena
  • 9. Euphorbia pulcherrima , also known as the “Flor del Noche Buena” in Mexico, is a favorite of all of the Americas at Christmas. It is commonly known to many in North America as the Poinsettia, named after Dr. Joel Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico.
  • 10. Puerta del Sol • This is Madrid's most famous and most central square, located just a short walk from the Plaza Mayor. Originally it was the site of one of the city's gates, which faced the east and was adorned with an image of the sun, hence the square's name. The square is actually almost semi-circular in shape and owes its current form to the major renovation work carried out between 1854 and 1860.
  • 11. ¡Felíz año nuevo! - Tomar las uvas • It is traditional to eat twelve grapes when the clock striked 12 on New Year’s Eve, one on each chime of the clock. • This tradition has its origins in 1909, when grape growers in Alicante thought of it as a way to cut down on the large production surplus they had had that year. • Nowadays, the tradition is followed by almost every Spaniard, and the twelve grapes have become synonymous with the New Year. Each grape is supposed to represent one month of good luck in the coming year.
  • 12. Puerta del Sol, Madrid The clock is the famous clock all Spaniards turn their eyes to on New Year's Eve - guzzling down a grape to each of it's twelve chimes at midnight. Millions watch on TV and what sometimes seems like millions more brave the cold here in the square.
  • 13. “Oso y Madroño” (the “Bear and the Strawberry Tree”) statue This is the symbol of Madrid, Spain’s capital city. It is a popular meeting place in the Puerta del Sol.
  • 14. ¡Felíz año nuevo! • Spanish tradition says that wearing new, red underwear on New Year's Eve brings good luck
  • 15. Nochevieja • Nochevieja is the Spanish word for New Year’s Eve. • Próspero Año Nuevo means have a prosperous New Year! • feliz ano nuevo means Happy New Year!
  • 16. Buñuelos A Buñuelo is a fried dough ball. It is a popular snack in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba Mexico, Spain, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping. It is also an "essential" dish in Mexican cuisine.
  • 17. Buñuelos
  • 18. Día de los Santos Inocentes
  • 19. Día de los Santos Inocentes • In Spain the date of December 28 is Día de los Santos Inocentes. This is the traditional day of pranks (equivalent to April Fool’s Day in the U.S.) • In Spain, after somebody plays a joke or a prank on somebody else, the joker usually cries out, "Inocente!" ("Innocent!").
  • 20. Rosca de reyes • It is traditionally eaten on January 6, during the celebration of the "Día de Reyes" (literally "Kings' Day”.) • In most of Spain, Spanish America, and sometimes, Hispanic communities in the United States, this is the day when children traditionally get presents. • A large, round bun with candied fruits on top and things baked inside (such as coins or a small ceramic object called a muñeca). • In the Mexican culture, the person who finds the muñeca or coin in their piece of cake has to throw a party and provide tamales and atole to the guests.
  • 21. Rosca de reyes
  • 22. El Gordo • Massive Spanish Christmas lottery which takes place on 22nd December, almost everyone buys a ticket (billete). The results are sang by children as the balls come out of the machine. • It has been in existence since 1812. • As measured by the total prize payout, the Christmas Lottery is considered the biggest lottery worldwide. • In 2012 the payout was 4,000,000 Euros.
  • 23. El Gordo
  • 24. Galletas (cookies) mantecados polvorones • traditional Christmas sweet made mainly from lard and almonds very similar to a "polvorón”. • a typical Spanish sweet, dry and powdery and made with almonds