a. Colombia: http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/christmas-in-colombia.html
b. México: http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/christmas-in-mexico.html
c. Cuba: http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/christmas-in-cuba.html
d. España: http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditionsspain.htm
After reading about La Navidad in the countries mentioned above, answer the following questions on a piece a paper (to turn in to your teacher tomorrow):
a. What are the similarities amongst the Christmas celebrations? What elements are common in all of them?
b. What are the major differences?
c. What are the different names given to the “Nativity Scene”?
d. What is “Noche Buena”?
e. What is “Dia de las Velitas”?
f. What is “Las Posadas”
g. What is “La Misa de Gallo” and Why is it called that way?
What are the “piñatas” used for” ? and what's the meaning behind breaking a pinata?