customs of spain in christmas time/costumbres españolas en navidad

In christmas time , there are a lot of customs in Spain:

1- THE BETHLEHEM

it´s a usually tradition in Spain , to put holy figures in the Bethlehem , in every houses there is a Bethlehem in a important place of home. Is the conmemoration of Mesias´s birth. there are the baby, three kings  , the mother ,the father and pastors who came the bring presents for the baby.

2-THE CHRISTMAS TREE

It´s very typical to find in our houses , a christmas tree , with chistmas decoration an the most important thing , the holy star.                                                  But in Spain we put the presents under the tree , but , I think it´s the same in worldwide.

3-“LOS REYES MAGOS´´

They are three kings bring a lot of presents for every children , who have done well in the last year , they come in their camels following the holy star.            And there is a procession for them.

   

4-CHRISTMAS DINNER

In Spain , a lot of people meet with his family , and they eat a lot of food togheter, it´s a typical tradition of Spain.It´s in the 24 of December , and the christmas time it´s the 25 of December.

5-“MISA DEL GALLO´´

And , to end the year there is a event in a church , it´s at 12 o´clock the 31 of December , it´s very long , and we celebrate the last and the new year.   A lot of people go to the church for listen to.

6- “SAN SILVESTRE´´

It´s a long race to end the year , arround 7 kilometres , you can run if you want, everypeople can participate , it isn´t neccesary be a professional runner, the most famous race in Spain is the Vallecan race , because the most famous person run it. it´s a big gift for the winner.The people to run often disguise  , but not everybody.

FOR ME , THESE ARE THE MOST FAMOUS SPAIN´S CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS . THANK YOU

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