Christmas Traditions in Argentina
Christmas in Argentina is celebrated much the same as it is in the United States. There are some differences that we will show below. One major difference is that Christmas actually falls in the beginning of their summer season. Here is how the country celebrates.
Decorations – Houses get decorated lavishly in Argentina, throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons. Red and white are the colors of choice for the accompanying decorations. Christmas trees tend to go up around the date of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th. The Nativity Scene is a big part of the culture as well.
Food – The main course is served on Christmas Eve late in the night. It consists typically roasted turkey or roasted pork, as well as some local vegetables.
Christmas Eve – This is the day that the main celebration takes place. Since the country is largely Catholic, many go to afternoon services. After the dinner, globos, or paper decorations with lights inside, are let go into the night skies.
Traditions – People like to gift Christmas cards to one another. Gifts are exchanged, but it is typically reserved for close friends and family members. Fireworks are also a big part of the celebration.
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