This is a fruitcake that is typically a New Years cake, but is becoming popular during Christmas Holidays. In the cake there are two surprises: one is a little present like a fake ring, or a little doll, or a medal. The other is not as welcomed. There is a raw broad bean. Who ‘s gets this bean has to buy the "Bolo Rei" in the coming year.
<ul><li>Many families attend the Midnight Mass (called "Missa do Galo"). </li></ul>
<ul><li>Some families will open the presents on Christmas Eve around midnight. Others open them in the morning of the 25th, Christmas Day. </li></ul>
<ul><li>On Christmas Day, people eat stuffed turkey for lunch and the traditional desserts. </li></ul>
<ul><li>In some regions of the country, people sing Christmas carols (called "Janeiras") in the streets. </li></ul>
<ul><li>During the holiday season, towns are decorated with lights. The festivities end on January 6, "Dia de Reis". </li></ul>
<ul><li>Every years, Portugal realize the biggest tree of all Europe </li></ul>