Christmas in Catalonia, Spain

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Christmas in Catalonia, Spain

  1. 1. On Christmas, we decorate the house with a Christmas tree. We decorate the tree with Christmas lights, Christmas balls, stars...
  2. 2. We also put a creche at home. We decorate it with traditictional figures according to Catholic Religious.
  3. 3. In Spain, we decorate the streets with colour lights. We also decorate the shops with figures, Christmas trees... In the town square, there is a big Christmas tree. We decorate the balconies with Christmas lights .
  4. 4. We celebrate the tio on December 24th. The tio is a piece of wood that “shits”presents. We make “ the tio hits” with a stick, so that it shits us presents. We decorate it with the typical Catalan hat, “barretina” There's a blanket that cover it.
  5. 5. On 25th December we eat soup with pasta and meat with our family. After dinner, we eat torrons and neules. They are sweet and delicious. We sing Christmas carols Torrons i neules
  6. 6. On December 26th we celebrate Saint Esteve day. This day, people have lunch “canelons” with the family. Canelons are a piece of pasta full with the rest of meat from Christmas day.
  7. 7. On 28th December we celebrate Fool‟s day. This day people make jokes and it is very funny.
  8. 8. 31ST OF DECEMBER On 31st December, we celebrate the end of the year. After the dinner, at twelve o‟clock, we eat twelve grapes to be lucky.
  9. 9. 1ST OF JANUARY On 1st January we celebrate the New Year. When we walk through the street we say “ Happy new year”!!!! to the other people. We have lunch with our family to celebrate the new year!!
  10. 10. THE NOSE MAN There is a typical character, „‟ The Nose Man‟‟ He has got 365 noses, one per each day in the year. He appears on 1st January.
  11. 11. In Spain we celebrate the three Wise Men. Their names are Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar.
  12. 12. CHILDREN WRITE A LETTER TO THEIR FAVOURITE WISE MEN ASKING FOR THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. ON THE 5TH JANUARY, THE WISE MEN GO OUT THROUGH THE STREET IN A PARADE. THEY THROW SWEETS.
  13. 13. CHILDREN PREPARE FOOD AND WATER TO THE CAMELS AND THE WISE MEN, AND THEY GO TO BED VERY EARLY BECAUSE IF THEY ARE NOT SLEPT, THE WISE MEN DON‟T LEAVE THEM THE PRESENTS.
  14. 14.  CHILDREN OPEN THE PRESENTS THAT THE THEE WISE MEN HAVE LEFT THEM AT HOME. IF THEY HAVE BEEN NAUGHTY, THEY RECEIVE SWEET COAL 6
  15. 15. WE EAT WITH THE FAMILY AND WE EAT A „‟TORTELL‟‟. IT „S A ROUND CAKE WITH A BROAD BEEN AND A SMALL FIGURE INSIDE. WHO FINDS THE BROAD BEEN, HAS TO PAY THE CAKE, AND WHO FINDS THE SAMLL FIGURE, IS THE KING OF THE DAY.

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