S: An Argentina Christmas
FC: An Argentinian Christmas
1: An Argentina Christmas by: Patrick Dirksmeier Lauren Mayer Rachel Law Emily Provenzo
2: . If invited to dinner at an Argentine's home bring a small gift for the hostess. . Since taxes on imported spirits are extremely high, a bottle of imported spirits is always well received. . Do not give knives or scissors as they indicate a desire to sever the relationship. . Gifts are opened immediately. http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/argentina.html
3: Personal Gift Giving When visiting an Argentine home, flowers [red, white roses], chocolates for the hostess and a well selected bottle of wine for the host are your best choices. Ensure the gift is properly wrapped and has a card enclosed. http://www.1worldglobalgifts.com/argentinagiftgivingetiquette.htm
4: DON'T give clothes or other items that might be considered personal. DO open your gift right away and show your gratitude. DO give gifts such as flowers, candy, pastries, chocolate, or imported liquor. http://www.vayama.com/etiquette/forum/argetina-etiquette-discussion/gift-giving-and-accepting-gifts-in-argentina/ http://www.santas.net/argentinianchristmas.htm
7: My Christmas Traditions My Christmas traditions include, having my family over a week before Christmas Day, and having a big party. During the party, we eat lunch, the adults have a gift exchange, and the kids open their presents afterwards. The party is always so much fun. One year, Patrick got fluffy slippers for his gift exchange present!
8: Jesús en pesebre (Away in a Manger)
9: Noche de paz (Silent Night)
11: "Oh, Pueblecitode Belén" ("Oh, Christmas Tree")
13: Christmas Day en Argentina...
15: Sources: http://spanish.about.com/od/spanishchristmascarols/a/noche_de_paz.htm, http://www.worldofchristmas.net/christmas-world/argentina.html, and http://www.santas.net/argentinianchristmas.htm
16: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
17: My Christmas Traditions: On Christmas Eve, My family would come over for a good, big dinner and listen to Christmas music. On Christmas Day, my mom makes French Toast Casserole. The rule is my sister and i can't wake up before seven.
18: In an Argentinian Christmas dinner involves lots of delicious food. For the main course, they prefer pork, turkey, and a variety of meats. Then, the table is decked out with sweet things. Cider, beer, and juice are being gulped down while waiting for the toast. They would also eat an assortment of fruit cocktail and ''Sweet Bread.'' Sometimes they would also eat chestnuts and almonds.
20: Many Children are starting to receive gifts on Christmas eve as well as on Epiphany when they place their shoes on a window sill and the Three Kings fill them with treats by morning.
21: The Christmas season includes The Feast of the Immaculate Conception held on December 8th, Midnight Mass held on Christmas Eve, Holy Innocents Day -- December 28th, New Years Day --January 1st and the Epiphany or the Day of three kings. | Christmas Traditions and events of Argentina
22: No Snow? In Argentina since there is no snow people celebrate by placing cotton balls on trees and in the streets | Picnics and Fireworks: In Argentina since it is warm during their Christmas after they come back form church they normally go watch fireworks and dance.
23: Other Traditions: Another unique Christmas tradition is they let go of colorful paper lanterns at night. Kids write letters to Santa Claus, mentioning their worries and mistakes, asking for apology and praying for good times to come. The traditional Christmas dinner is usually served outdoors where people eat, drink and raise a toast to celebrate the Christmas spirit. Christmas tradition elsewhere, the Argentinean kids are bestowed with gifts on ‘Three Kings Day’ that is celebrated on January 6, which is the last day of the Christmas season.
24: My Christmas Traditions
25: For Christmas my family always attends the Christmas service at out church. After we go back to our house with all my family and eat a big dinner. My cousins from D.C and Wisconsin also come down to spend a week or two at our house. We also decorate the tree the night before Christmas and have Monkey Bread Christmas morning.