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Escola Secundária/3 de Castro Daire 2008/2009 Portuguese Christmas Traditions Project Socrates Comenius
<ul><li>Christmas is one of the most important festivities in Portugal, that has a great religious character, although the...
Christmas Ornaments and Symbols <ul><li>The crib </li></ul><ul><li>Presents  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Colourful balls </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Tree </li></ul>
<ul><li>Holly </li></ul><ul><li>Star on the top of the Christmas Tree </li></ul>
“ Consoada”-Christmas supper   <ul><li>On Christmas Eve, 24 th  December a special Christmas supper is served. It is calle...
Midnight Mass <ul><li>It’s a religious Christmas celebration at midnight of 24 th  December.  </li></ul><ul><li>The aim is...
Christmas Day <ul><li>The family gather and have a special meal:  </li></ul><ul><li>- A Christmas lunch or supper varies a...
“ Bolo Rei” <ul><li>“ Bolo Rei” is a circular cake with dry fruits which was eaten on the 6 th  of January. But nowadays i...
<ul><li>Work done by: </li></ul><ul><li>Diogo Carvalhas 10ºA </li></ul><ul><li>Joana Louro 10ºA </li></ul><ul><li>Rafael C...
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Escola SecundáRia De Castro Daire

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Escola SecundáRia De Castro Daire

  1. 1. Escola Secundária/3 de Castro Daire 2008/2009 Portuguese Christmas Traditions Project Socrates Comenius
  2. 2. <ul><li>Christmas is one of the most important festivities in Portugal, that has a great religious character, although the importation of other typical celebrations of countries like England and Germany has contributed to modify the Christmas in Portugal. </li></ul><ul><li>In Portugal Christmas is the feast of the family. On Christmas Portuguese people put the problems away and stay with their parents, grandparents and other relatives. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Christmas Ornaments and Symbols <ul><li>The crib </li></ul><ul><li>Presents </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Colourful balls </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Tree </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Holly </li></ul><ul><li>Star on the top of the Christmas Tree </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Consoada”-Christmas supper <ul><li>On Christmas Eve, 24 th December a special Christmas supper is served. It is called the “Consoada”. It is: </li></ul><ul><li>Codfish (“bacalhau”), generally cooked with vegetables and potatoes. No meat is eaten on this day. </li></ul><ul><li>The dessert: “Rabanadas” (bread fritter), “Filhóses” (pumpkin fritters) and “Aletria” (vermicelli). </li></ul><ul><li>Green or red wine with dry fruits (dry nuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, dry figs…) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Midnight Mass <ul><li>It’s a religious Christmas celebration at midnight of 24 th December. </li></ul><ul><li>The aim is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>All religious people go to the Church and attend the ceremony. After that they return to their homes where they open the presents. </li></ul><ul><li>This mass is also called the mass of the rooster because there is a legend which says that a rooster sang to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Christmas Day <ul><li>The family gather and have a special meal: </li></ul><ul><li>- A Christmas lunch or supper varies according to the region of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>- The foreign customs have imposed stuffed or baked turkey. </li></ul><ul><li>-Once again the traditional desserts like the ones mentioned before have an important role. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Bolo Rei” <ul><li>“ Bolo Rei” is a circular cake with dry fruits which was eaten on the 6 th of January. But nowadays it is eaten on Christmas eve and Christmas day. </li></ul><ul><li>Inside of the cake you could find a small gift and a broad bean but nowadays they are forbidden. If someone found the first, it was seen as a sign of good luck. The person who found the broad bean had to buy the next “bolo rei”. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Work done by: </li></ul><ul><li>Diogo Carvalhas 10ºA </li></ul><ul><li>Joana Louro 10ºA </li></ul><ul><li>Rafael Carvalho 10ºA </li></ul>

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