Before, and after Christmas day • Before Christmas day, we, the Catalans, prepare a Nativity scene, with the baby Jesus in the crib Maria and Joseph in the stable, and the three Wise Men coming to it. Every day that Christmas approaches , we move the three Wise Men to the stable, step by step. And the day that the three Wise Men arrive at the stable, is the Three Wise Men Day. On 6th of January (Epiphany).
Christmas Day• On Christmas Day, we have lunch with our families, we sing Christmas carols, and we have a very nice lunch; with a big chicken, pasta soup, chocolates... There are decorations in all the house, red candles… A very nice day.• And of course, we cannot miss gifts for everyone.
What is the Tió?• Tió is a Catalan tradition that is: you hit the Tió, and it will give you presents.• We hit it on Christmas Day.• The Tió is a log, with a red hat, two legs, two eyes, a nose and a mouth (as you can see in the picture)• We put a blanket on it to cover the body.
What does the Tió give?• The Tió gives presents, normally it leaves nougats, chocolates, candies, or little presents.
The Three Wise Men• The three Wise Men is a tradition around the world. The night of 5th of January, the three Wise Men come to all the houses of the world giving presents.• You write a list of the presents that you you want, and they leave• you them under the tree.• Only if you were a good
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