If you love Spain and Christmas time … You’re in luck!
In this post you are going to learn the traditions that we live in these dates.
¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!
La lotería de Navidad
We buy tickets (décimos) of lottery with the hope of winning the first prize: “El Gordo”.
Spanish families gather for dinner, eat typical sweets (Turrón, mazapán, polvorones…) and sing Christmas carols.
At 00:00 many people go to the church to “La Misa del Gallo”.
The visit of Santa Claus (Papá Noel) is not a Spanish tradition but it does visit some houses and leaves gifts.
El día de los Santos Inocentes
Day in which we play pranks or “inocentadas” to family and friends. (Similar to April Fools’)
Nochevieja / Fin de Año
We say goodbye to the year eating 12 grapes to the rhythm of the 12 bells that sound from La Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
La cabalgata de los 3 Reyes Magos
Children and adults receive a visit from The 3 Wise Men upon arrival in towns and cities.
El día de Reyes
It’s time to open presents and eat Roscón de Reyes. If you have been bad you will receive coal.
Do you need to know more? Click here to learn more vocabulary about Christmas.