Christmas Traditions in Portugal Comenius Andreia Pinto 11ºC Andreia Ferreira 11ºA Sara Fonseca 11ºA
B ir th o f B a b y J e s u s <ul><li>Mary was the mother of Jesus. She and the carpenter Joseph, her husband, lived in Nazareth. The Gospel of Luke account that the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would give birth to the son of God, the promised Messiah. Mary and Joseph found shelter in a barn, and it was there that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a manger Mary did the cradle for him. </li></ul>
The Bible also reports that came wise men from the east to see the newborn Messiah, followed by Bethlehem the light of a star. They brought offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
N a t i v i t y s c e n e <ul><li>Beside the pine and gifts, the Nativity scene is perhaps one of the oldest forms of characterization of Christmas. The Nativity scene word means "a place to gather the cattle, corral, barn."But this is also the name given to artistic representation of the birth of Baby Jesus in a barn. </li></ul>
S u pp e r o f C h r i s t m a s <ul><li>In a Christmas dinner, that is on the 24th, it is tradition to eat agreement, which is made with cod, cabbage and bread, then it is usually to eat boiled cod with potatoes and vegetables. On 25th generally eats up roast turkey in the oven with potatoes and rice. In relation to the sweet it is usually eat noodles, dreams, flounder and king cake. </li></ul>
M a ss o f t h e r oo s t e r <ul><li>Mass of the rooster is the name given in Catholic countries celebrated the Mass after the Christmas eve dinner that begins at midnight on 24 to 25 of December. </li></ul>