Traditional meals eaten, on Christmas, in El Salvador include roasted or sauteed turkey sandwiches, potato salad, rice, chicken, tamales and sweet bread. Common beverages, during Christmas, include rum, pineapple juice, wine, soda and hot chocolate. A drink known as horchata, which contains pumpkin seeds, milk and coca beans, is popular among children.Know More
El Salvador is a Central American country bordering Guatemala, Honduras and the Pacific Ocean. The country became independent from Spain, in 1821. It is the smallest country in Central America and the only one that has no border with the Caribbean Sea. The capital of El Salvador is San Salvador and its official language is Spanish.
San Salvador is a predominantly a Roman Catholic country, with approximately 83 percent of the population identifying as Catholic, as of 2014. In addition, El Salvador has a large Protestant population. Christmas is, therefore, considered a major event in the country and is celebrated by the majority of Salvadorans. At Christmas, the entire family attends Christmas Eve mass, before returning home to a large meal. Homes are decorated with Christmas trees. Nativity scenes made of straw and sawdust are centerpieces in the home. Children are given sparklers and firecrackers to light, while adults set off Roman candles. Dancing and singing are also a part of the Christmas celebration. At midnight on Christmas, the family gathers together to open presents left.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
El Salvador, called "Land of Volcanoes," is primarily known for its molten volcanoes, which serve as the country's most prominent geographical features. The country is also popular for its coconut islands, quaint colonial villages and surfing capitals along its Pacific coastlines and scattered beaches. One of El Salvador's historical archaeological finds, Joya De Ceren, is designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Full Answer >
During Christmas in India, Catholics attend a midnight mass, churches are decorated with flowers and candles, and mango trees or banana trees are decorated instead of the traditional Christmas tree. The whole family usually attends a Christmas mass.Full Answer >
A specific person did not start Christmas, but Christmas is a traditional holiday celebrated by people throughout the world for different reasons. People find joy in exchanging gifts with one another and honoring religious tradition, and early peoples celebrated Christmas for similar purposes. Although Christmas is celebrated on December 25 in America, the holiday is commemorated on the winter solstice and alternate days of the year in other nations.Full Answer >
Italians eat fish on Christmas Eve because their tradition does not allow them to eat meat on that day. Commonly, they eat seven fishes to represent the seven sacraments.Full Answer >