Ezequiel introduces us to his traditional Christmas in Spain in the following article.
typical Spanish Christmas Eve needs to have a good dinner with the
family. We usually have seafood on the table, and "Cocido de pelotas" or
you like to know what the cocido is? It’s simple! This dish is made
with turkey meat, vegetables and other meats, all into a pot, cook over a
low heat for three hours and ready! Easy, isn't it?
everything needs on the side a good Spanish wine, could be rosé, red
or white, it doesn’t matter the colour! But the best comes at the end...
desserts! All hand-made by my mom, my aunts and my grandmother:
mantecados, polvorones, turrón, cordials, mazapán moratallero, and so
have to say one important thing! In Spain, Santa Claus doesn’t exist! We
only receive presents in January the 6th by the Three Wise Men, in
Spanish "Los tres reyes magos", Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar. For this
reason, Spanish kids have to wait a few days more.
it’s very typical to decorate the houses with the crib, belén or
nacimiento in Spanish. They’re little figures that show nativity scenes,
but nowadays we have the Christmas tree, too.