Monday, December 28, 2009

Kevin didn't send any photos this time so I thought I would give you a little insight into El Salvadorean Christmases.

In many communities, December 24 is the major day of celebration, often to the point that it is considered the actual day of Navidad — with December 25 serving as a day of rest.

El Salvador Christmas is celebrated with great fun and frolic. It is one of the important festivals in El Salvador. The charming atmosphere in the month of December also adds to the mood of celebration in the country.

Christmas in El Salvador is also celebrated in the traditional manner. Members of the family gather together and decorate a Christmas tree. Family members have traditional dinner together. Choirs and prayer services are held in the churches and cathedrals. Traditional dinner of Christmas consist of roasted turkey or chicken which is served with local rice and potato salad. Children celebrate Christmas by bursting fire crackers and flying kites. They are gifted toys and other items by Santa Claus.

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