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Christmas or Navidades 2018

Christmas is a special period when miracles can happen

Christmas or Navidades in Spain - Best Time
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Spain’s Christmas time, or Navidades, is a beautiful time to visit the country. This holiday is very cosy and family-oriented. The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner is called 'Pavo Trufado de Navidad', and it includes turkey stuffed with truffles.

Christmas or Navidades in Spain - Best Season

A new holiday tradition has also been brought from the popular culture of other countries—Santa Claus, known in Spain as Papá Noel, brings gifts for children to open on Christmas Eve, which means that on Christmas Day parks and plazas are full of children playing with their friends and showing them their gifts. The atmosphere is really warm and pleasant.

Best time for Christmas or Navidades in Spain

There is another special date during the celebration: the 28th of December. This day is called the “Día de Los Santos Inocentes”, a day that originally commemorated the young victims of a massacre ordered by the biblical-age governor of Judea Herodes.

Generally, Christmas spirit resides in Spain starting from early December until early January. The festivities are extended from the Day of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th) to the Epiphany (January 6th).

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