Bolivian Christmas ritual – Ritual boliviano en Navidad

Jim Shultz, Greensburg Daily News:

Christmas rituals around the world

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“Food and Family” from Marcela Olivera in Bolivia

Almost every important gathering in Bolivia is organized around food and Christmas is very typical of this tradition. There are some meals that are central to our celebrations. One is called picaña navideña (this includes two kinds of potatoes, three kinds of meat, and corn). We eat this together on Christmas Eve. In Bolivia, the most important part of Christmas is Christmas Eve. Families get together to share a meal at midnight followed by the opening of presents. It is the only day when many kids are allowed to stay up late. Families always gather to celebrate together and make certain that friends without families are invited to honor this special day. And, here, our symbol of Christmas is the Nativity, the holiest of families for all of us.

Rituales navideños en todo el mundo

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“Comida y familia” de Marcela Olivera en Bolivia

Casi todas las reuniones importantes en Bolivia se organizan en torno a la comida y la Navidad es muy típica de esta tradición. Hay algunas comidas que son fundamentales para nuestras celebraciones. Una se llama picana navideña (esto incluye dos tipos de papas, tres tipos de carne y maíz). Comemos esto juntos en Nochebuena. En Bolivia, la parte más importante de la Navidad es la Nochebuena. Las familias se reúnen para compartir una comida a la medianoche seguida de la apertura de los regalos. Es el único día en que a muchos niños se les permite quedarse despiertos hasta tarde. Las familias siempre se reúnen para celebrar juntas y asegurarse de que los amigos sin familia estén invitados a honrar este día especial. Y, aquí, nuestro símbolo de la Navidad es la Natividad, la más santa de las familias para todos nosotros.

https://www.greensburgdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/christmas-rituals-around-the-world/article_6a05c0a4-6357-11ec-a5f9-df93b8e54207.html

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