Christmas time is the best opportunity to enjoy of food and drink, specially prepared to celebrate the season.
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:
About dessert we can offer trifle or fruit, however mostly Spanish Christmas sweets are prepared:
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"