Navidad Hispana Decorations, Foods, Music and Traditions
Decorations, Foods, Music and Traditions
Las Posadas, La Novena or nine days of prayer-, La Nochebuena or Christmas Eve-, and La Misa de Gallo or the midnight mass, Las Pastorelas, and fireworks amongst others.
Children in Mexico recreate the pilgrimage that Mary and Joseph lived while searching for lodging in what is one of the most awaited Mexican traditions: Las Posadas.
Three Kings Day is one of the most beautiful religious traditions amongst Hispanics. This is one of the most celebrated especially in Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Which decorations will you find in our homes during the “Navidad Hispana”? We decorate with nativities, candles, “faroles” -luminaries-, angels, handmade ornaments typical of our countries of origin and many more…
We try to serve and give traditional Hispanic foods during the entire holiday. Share our tamales, participate in the Posadas, or simply feed the participants after praying the Novena.
Tamales, ajiacos, asados and many more make Hispanic Christmas foods from Colombia to Argentina a rich part of our Hispanic culture, keep reading to know about other Latin Christmas foods.
Lechón asado or barbecued pig in Cuba, niño envuelto or stuffed cabbage in the Dominican Republic, and roasted pork in Puerto Rico are the typical Christmas foods in these Hispanic Islands.
We sing and play villancicos from the beginning of the holiday. See here to make sure you own the best ones and the most remembered this holiday!
Hispanic Christmas in Argentina enjoys the wonderful warm breezes of Summer and the beautiful blooms of many flowers.
True Latin Christmas Decorations
Christmas in Colombia is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith like most of the Hispanic culture countries. Our traditions include “Las Velitas” -the candles-, The Novena, “La Nochebueba” on Christmas Eve amongst others…
Christmas in Guatemala spells advent wreaths, burning of the devil, making tamales, making the nativity and celebrating the birth of Jesus. Read how Guatemalans start their Christmas with the advent, how important is el pesebre and find the best guide to enjoy Christmas in Guatemala.
For Cubans who are in the U.S. Christmas is a big celebration tied to the old traditions they remember from the island they left. Christmas dinner must include the famous lechón asado.
The main Christmas traditions in Mexico are Las Posadas, Las Pastorelas, and La Fiesta de Reyes. All of these traditions were born as a vehicle to teach religion to the Aztecs.
Learn about the most important Puerto Rican Christmas traditions, dishes, foreign influences and religious customs of today’s Navidad en Puerto Rico.
For Venezuelans Christmas is a big celebration like in many Hispanic countries. Their main dish hallacas are unique and delicious. Their traditions during Christmas are also tied to their Catholic roots.
While you may find Santas and Christmas trees in some households, no Peruvian family would ever neglect to set up their retablo or nativity scene.