Christmas in Spain by Ms. Schron’s Class

map-of-spain-1We are learning about Spain and how they celebrate Christmas. pesebreThe Nativity is the one of their main things or as they call it the Nacimiento. Every home has a nativity with a baby Jesus in it

Christmas Markets

spanish-christmas-markets001Every year at Christmas they have elaborate Christmas markets. Every year they set up markets flowers, candles, handmade gifts, and decorations. These markets are very special and only come at Christmas.

La Misa Regallo

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On Christmas Eve they hear the ( click on the bell)j0269082

bells ring calling them to La Misa Regallo or the mass of the Rooster. After the mass they have a big feast which the main meal is turkey or pavo. They never eat dinner till after midnight.

The Three Wise Men

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Santa does not bring gifts but the three wise men do. The Spanish Christmas lasts until January 6th, On the Eve of Epiphany, January 5th, children place their shoes on the doorstep, and in the secret of the night, the Three Wise Men pass leaving gifts. January 6th, they have parades in the streets.

16 responses

  1. ilene Goldstein-Harnett

    Hi Mrs. Schron’s class,
    I enjoyed ready the facts you researched about Christmas in Spain. I can’t wait to see your end project about Spain. Have fun and keep up the GREAT work! Mrs. Harnett

    December 11, 2008 at 9:54 pm

  2. ilene Goldstein-Harnett

    oops! I meant to write….I enjoyed READING….
    sorry

    December 11, 2008 at 9:56 pm

  3. Hello Ms. Schron’s class I learned 3 Kings that put gifts in the shoes. It sounds Fun.
    Keson

    December 12, 2008 at 11:41 am

  4. I learned that they go to church on Christmas when they hear a bell
    I like reading about christmas in Spain
    by shabu

    December 12, 2008 at 11:42 am

  5. I learned about the 3 wisemen, and I learned they go to church and midnight and have a party after church.

    By Prince

    December 12, 2008 at 11:44 am

  6. Christmas in Spain the baby Jesus is very important. The three kings brings gifts in the shoes and that is weird. what if someone steals the gifts.

    Elyjia

    December 12, 2008 at 11:45 am

  7. It was nice blog piece I like the three kings part where the come to the house and put presents in the shoes. And how everybody comes out at night in the Markets.
    By Alex

    December 12, 2008 at 11:46 am

  8. I think the celebrating christmas in spain is a great time. It sounds like they have Joy. They get the presents in shoes from the 3 wise men.
    By Danny R.

    December 12, 2008 at 11:47 am

  9. The three wise men travel and give presents in shoes to the children.
    They wear Robes and crowns. Christmas is Jesus birthday and that is very important in Spain.

    By Frank

    December 12, 2008 at 11:49 am

  10. What kinds of present can fit in a shoe? I want know
    I like the article.
    From Annor

    December 12, 2008 at 11:50 am

  11. At midnight go the church to celebrate Spanish Chritsmas they do not eat dinner till after midnight.

    By Sincere

    December 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

  12. I never knew that Christmas lasted more than one day. That there are 3 wise men that deliver presents.
    By Joe

    December 12, 2008 at 11:52 am

  13. I think it is interesting that 3 wise men put the presents shoes. I also like that have these great Christmas markets
    by
    Vincent

    December 12, 2008 at 11:53 am

  14. Chris Fusco

    Christmas in Spain sounds somewhat familiar to me. In the Netherlands — Holland — children put out their wooden shoes on Dec. 6 and St. Nick fills them with candy, fruit and nuts. Christmas in Spain sounds like fun.

    December 12, 2008 at 7:46 pm

  15. Delicia McEvilly

    WOW! I loved the sound of the bell calling the people to the Mass of the Rooster on Christmas Eve. You did a great job! There are so many wonderful facts about celebrating Christmas in Spain. Thank you for all your hard work. I love the comments made by some of the other studens who visited the site. It makes me so happy to see and read all the wonderful writing from our students.

    December 16, 2008 at 9:49 am

  16. 373rsunnyside

    Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful facts about Christmas in Spain. We liked learning about the Nativity and the 3 Wise Men leaving gifts. Some of us eat pavo during the holiday season too!

    Happy Holidays from the students at Sunnyside.

    December 22, 2008 at 12:11 am

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