Spaniards love to celebrate Christmas and New Year fun, noisy and with panache. Christmas festivities begin on December 25 (Christmas Day) and lasts until January 6 , when the day is celebrated Kings or Magi – Voshebnikov most beloved children’s holiday when parents and all the relatives up to 3 knee endows kids toys and organize children’s parties .
Spaniards are very responsible to prepare for Christmas bought enormous amounts of fireworks , Christmas tinsel , sparklers and all kinds of decorative items with symbols of Christmas. Facades are decorated with garlands and wreaths of Christmas tree limbs, bells and all that you can , as long as there was more light and color.
For lack of natural trees contrives Spaniards as they can, dressing up cypress, palms , orange and lemon trees , and most persistent – and cacti . Yet, artificial Christmas trees are a favorite tree in the case are baubles , garlands, angels on top and spray with the illusion of snow and Christmas tree smell.
Indispensable attribute of Christmas symbols Spaniards believe inflorescence flower with red in the center, and which blooms at Christmas , in Spanish it is called ” Flor de Navidad ” , the Latin name of which sounds like a poinsettia , which means ” Christmas Star .”
Christmas decided to celebrate at home with the family, which may include up to three times removed grandparents and distant relatives who agree to get together on December 25.
You can not specifically mention the holiday table . The menu selection and preparation of the Christmas table occupying the minds of Spanish housewives since November. Depending on the region of Spain, on the table will be attended by some or other national dishes. In the district of Valencia, and in particular in the province of Alicante, on the table will necessarily be different kinds of shrimp , meatballs meat and blood in broth , grilled lamb , sausages and all kinds of tarts with different fillings .
Christmas for the Spaniards – is primarily a tribute to the family and related principles , the family at the table shares her joys and sorrows , sums up the past year and plans for the future . Young people are also celebrating Christmas at home, but in the New Year ” comes off in full” with friends in bars, restaurants , or simply coping care Old Year in the town square .
Squares and at City Hall put huge screens that show how much remains to end of this year, everyone bring with champagne and grapes carefully. 12 grapes – a national Spanish tradition to eat a berry berry for each bout with chimes. If you can swallow up all hours of the last fight, then make a wish come true all. Some Spaniards cheat, choosing smaller grapes, or buy ready-made jars with 12 grapes in compote, which is much easier to swallow.
After the grapes are eaten , drank champagne , and there comes a point feyverk crackers . Spaniards – real fans of pyrotechnics , more than of her thunder and smoke , the better. After the New Year, every family goes out with a desire to impress the neighbors for new pyrotechnic products without worrying about sleeping babies or celebration weary old man. So if you want to sleep at night with 31 on January 1 , most likely you will not succeed , and the thunder of firecrackers petrard not save even the double windows . Morning meeting adopted January 1 hot chocolate and donuts , which are eaten in large numbers and sold on every corner.
Holidays Christmas and New Year can be called one of the most beloved and revered Spanish celebrations, and if you arrive at these numbers , you can have fun with all my heart , enjoy the great traditions of the country and recharge Spanish temperament for the whole year .
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