The main dish could be accompanying by a selection of soups, seafood, pates and serrano hams. Spain has to offer the most common dishes around the world:
- Pavo trufado de Navidad - Turkey stuffed with truffles, the traditional Spanish Christmas dinner
- Langosta - Lobster, the larger the better
- Cordero asado - Roast lamb
- Cochinillo - Lechón - Baby Suckling Pig
- Bacalao - Cod, commonly it is served like main meal
About dessert we can offer trifle or fruit, however mostly Spanish Christmas sweets are prepared:
- MRosca de los Reyes - A home baked bread with a ring shape decorated with colored jellies
- Turron - The nougat is the essential Christmas sweet in Spain; there are many soft or hard varieties with every table having a selection
- Mazapan - marzipan, either plain or shaped
- Polvorones - made at home, these small cakes are made from basic ingredients with a selection of flavours added
- Mantecados - Spanish crumble cakes similar to polvorones
- Rosquillos de vino - small biscuits flavoured with anise and sometimes wine.
Christmas is one of the hopefully celebrations of the year, especially for kids and celebrated even by many non-Christians. The holiday is observed generally December 25th to celebrate the Jesus's birth, the central figure of Christianity. We have lot of reasons to consider traditions like deeply religious throughout Latinamerica and Spain.
In the most countries of Spanish culture, Navidad (Christmas) lasts around 30 days begins December 8th with Immaculate Conception's feast and runs through January 6 with Three Kings Day, when children find gifts left by the Reyes Magos (Wise Men). A tradition similar to the role of Papa Noel (Santa Claus), children write them letters requesting special gifts.
The Christmas Eve in Spain, known as Nochebuena or the Good Night, has an atmosphere really festive and the tiny oil lamps are lits in every house. According to the history, the rooster was the first to announce the Christ's birth, is that the reason for people celebrated a mass at midnight, known in Spain and Latinamerica as "La Misa del Gallo" or "Rooster Mass". Once meal and mass over, people return to home to realize the most hopefully tradition activity, where children receive gifts in named of "The Wise Men"