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Navidad in spain jee yeon

  1. 1. Navidad en España
  2. 2. Jee Yeon Español 23rd, septiembre señora moen La Navidad es una fiesta muy importante en España. En España, el día tradicional para celebrar no es el 25 de diciembre, pero el Día de Reyes, que es el 6 de enero. La noche antes de Día de Reyes es cuando los Reyes Magos vienen a todas las casas y dejan los regalos a los niños. Christmas in Spain is a huge celebration like other big celebrations in many other western countries. The actions for Christmas gear up in mid-December and don’t stop until January 6, which is the Three Kings Day. Spain has a chronological order of Christmas events since Christmas in Spain plays a vital role in making people excited. In the Christmas season, there are some important days, which are called ‘Noche Buena’-The Christmas Eve 24th, Navidad-The day of Christmas 25th, Noche Vieja-December 31st and Three Kings Day-January 6th.
  3. 3. On the day of the Christmas Eve, known as Noche Buena or “the Good Night”, family members congregate to rejoice around the Nativity scenes that are present in almost every home. A Christmas treat in Spain is turrón, which is a kind of Spanish candy that bears resemble to nougats, made from almonds and honey. Picture 1: Christmas food on the day of Noche Buena Basically, on the day of Navidad, all the families gather together to have a great meal, while on the day of Noche Vieja, most of the families enjoy themselves by going on vacation or having a big party. Yet, it is quite difficult to go out and have dinner since public places such as museums and several restaurants close on 24th, 25th and 31st. The children of Spain may receive gifts on Christmas. Children leave their shoes on the windowsills filled with straw and carrots. However, the traditional day for presents is 6th January, Three Kings Day, when the three kings bring gifts for the children. For Spanish children, this is the most significant day of the year, for Picture 2: Christmas Gifts
  4. 4. they believe that Los Reyes Magos (the Three Kings) have left gifts for them in their house. Their favorite King is called Balthazar who rides a donkey and is the one believed to leave the gifts, rather than Santa. What is more, there are varieties of Christmas food in Spain. The food starts with a seafood dish, such as salmon or prawns followed by chorizo with albourgine soup, which is a bowl of hot homemade soup. The main meal generally contains roast shoulder of saffron lamb, and seafood such as cod or shellfish. The Spanish normally enjoy eating these kinds of meals with friends and family during Christmas. The dessert is normally turron (which is mentioned above) and a marzipan dessert. Both desserts are made primarily with almond and honey. Christmas in Spanish is a great festive time for the Spanish. It is the very special festival and momentous for the children. Since it is very crucial for Spanish natives, they hold big celebrations for a long time with diverse meals and parties. Information Bibliography 1. "Chistmas In Spain." The North Pole Web Site. 2009. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://www.the- north-pole.com/around/spain.html>. 2. "Christmas in Spain." Spain Travel Guide - The Definitive Guide to Travel in Spain. Spanish Fiestas, 2010. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/spanish-festivals/christmas-in- spain.htm>. 3. "Christmas in Spain." Spanish Property for Sale,Property for Sale in Spain,Estate Agents in Spain. InSpain. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://www.inspain.tv/ChristmasinSpain.aspx>.
  5. 5. 4. "Spanish Christmas Foods." Professional Translation Services | Interpreters | Intercultural Communication & Training. Kwintessential. Web. 24 Sept. 2010. <http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/article/Spain/Spanish-Christmas-Foods/1154>. 5. "Christmas in Spain." World Map , Map of the World. Maps of World, 2009. Web. 23 Sept. 2010. <http://www.mapsofworld.com/spain/christmas-in-spain.html>. Picture Bibliography 1. "Spanish Teaching :: Christmas in Spain." Spanish Teaching :: Main Page. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://www.spanish-teaching.com/blog/_archives/2005/12/22/1474655.html>. 2. "Philippines Noche Buena | Marikenya.com." Marikenya.com: A Travel and Resource Blog from a Marikina Gal Who Writes for the World. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://www.marikenya.com/tag/philippines-noche-buena/>. 3. "Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Coin Collector." Coin Collecting from a Historical Perspective - NumiStories.com. Web. 22 Sept. 2010. <http://www.numistories.com/139/top-10- christmas-gift-ideas-for-the-coin-collector/>.

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