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    • CHRISTMAS IN SPAIN HOW WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
    • 1st DECEMBER WE PUT THE LIGHTS ON THE STREETS AND THE CHRISTMAS TREES.
    • Some families make a nativity scene at home. In Spanish we call it BELEN.
    • 22nd DECEMBER CHRISTMAS LOTTERY Everybody in Spain buys tickets for this lottery in the hope of winning EL GORDO (the fat one).
    • 24th DECEMBER NOCHEBUENA (Good Night) Families have dinner together and sing Christmas Carols.
    • A typical meal for this night is se-afood and roast lamb. Turrón (a nougat made of toasted almonds) and polvorones (almonds with flour and sugar) make a typical dessert. TURRÓN
    • POLVORONES
    • We drink CAVA, which is a Spanish kind of champaigne.
    • PAPA NOEL Spanish name for Santa Claus. He comes and brings presents to the children.
    • 28th DECEMBER We celebrate “Fools’ Day”. We play jokes on our friends and family and we hang paper dolls on their backs.
    • 31st DECEMBER NOCHEVIEJA (Old Night) It is a big celebrationwith a lot of parties everywhere. Until midnight people stay at home and it is traditional to eat 12 grapes (one each stroke of the clock) at midnight to bring luck for the new year.
    • PARTIES EATING THE TWELVE GRAPES
    • 5th JANUARY There are parades in all cities to welcome the Three Wise Kings. They go on their camels throwing sweets to all the people.
    • That night they leave presents to all the children. Some children receive gifts from Santa Claus, some from the Kings and some from both.
    • 6th JANUARY For children this is the best day of the year, when they wake up they find that the Three Wise Kings have left them gifts.
    • For breakfast we have a traditional cake: “Roscón de Reyes” ( a large ring-shaped cake decorated with candied fruit).
    • Inside the cake there is a “surprise” (a small toy) and the person who finds it is coronate the King or Queen of the day.
    • There is also a dried bean and the person who finds it is the one who pays the cake. DRIED BEANS
    • I.E.S. GUADIANA BILINGUAL SECTION 2009-2010