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2: Christmas tradtions in Costa Rica brgan in 1601. They celebrate with Posadas the nine days before christmas. The family portal often occupies the majority of the living room. The children collect plants, mosses, grasses, twigs, and sawdust to decorate it. Portals are completed with crafted wood, statues of Mary, Joseph, The Three Kings,and the shepherds and their sheep. | A few days before christmas, a christmas tree is put up in their house. The tree might be a Cyprus tree or dried branches from the coffee plant. It is painted white and is decorated in homemaid fashion. They put small figurines, lace ornaments, and brightly colored peices of paper. The gold star of Bethlehem is put on top of the tree. The night before Christmas some children will place their shoes out for the Christ child to fill with treats and small gifts. On Christmas morning, those children are asked, "What did the Baby bring you."

3: Christmas traditions in Costa Rica end with the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. The night before most children expect the arrival of the Three Kings. The Three kings bring them gifts while they are asleep. They set out boxes of grass for the camels. On the Epiphany Neighbors gather to pray and enjoy company with feasting and caroling.

4: http://www.costaricapages.com/blog/costa-rica-news/christmas-events/462 http://www.costarica.net/news/holidays.htm http://www.cocori.com/library/crinfo/xmasincr.htm

5: 2011 | December 1st is the inauguration of the nativity scene at Teatro Nacional to celebrate the beginning of Advent, which will begin at 6pm. The event will be accompanied by Christmas carols sung by several choir groups. | On December 7th, Tchiakovsky’s The Nutcracker at the Teatro Nacional will begin a run of ten shows being performed by the Ballet de Cuba and local Costa Rican dancers. | On December 15th, the Paseo Colon will be packed with onlookers for The Festival de Luz parade. The parade features marching bands, performers, and fireworks. This is a must for those celebrating Christmas.

6: Christmas Foods in Costa Rica | There are very many foods you can find in Costa Rica like here below: cono capuchino—an ice-cream cone topped with chocolate dulce de leche—a syrup of boiled milk and sugar. Also thicker, fudge like flan—cold caramel custard mazamorra—corn starch pudding melcocha—candy made from raw sugar milanes—chocolate candies pan de maiz—corn sweet bread queque seco—pound cake torta chilena—multilayered cake filled with dulce de leche | One of the

7: There is also a lot of recipes you can get from recipes.com. There are plenty of sites that have all these recipes. This is one recipe that i got from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/coconut-peanut-cookies-galletas-maria-costa-rica-recipe/index.html. Directions Position 2 racks in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (If you only have 1 baking sheet, let it cool completely between batches.) Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Melt the butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the brown sugar with a wooden spoon. (The sugar will get soft and saucy, but there may still be a layer of butter on top; don't worry, the mixture comes together as you add the rest of the ingredients.) Stir in the egg, then the flour mixture, taking care not to overmix. Stir in the coconut, oats and nuts to make a textured cookie dough. Set aside until it gets to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Using a tablespoon-sized ice cream scoop (#60), scoop balls of the dough onto the prepared pans, arranging them about 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are golden brown with toasted edges, about 12 minutes. Cool cookies in the pans for a couple minutes. Then transfer with a spatula to racks to cool. Serve. Busy baker's tips: You can store unshaped dough for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Store the cookies in airtight containers for up to a week. Freeze for 1 month for longer storage.

9: Hi, my name is Connor. For my Christmas we always put up the Christmas tree. Every year we put up a new ornament on the tree. We always go to a Christmas brunch. We also go to our church to celebrate some near Christmas. We don't go out of town because our grandparents and cousins live in Richmond. We always visit them on Christmas. That is what I do on Christmas.

10: Hi. My name is Morgan. For the holidays my family and I usually go to Pennsylvania. Everyone in my family goes to Pennsylvania also. In Pennsylvania we stay at my grandparents house. They live in Hershey so, we go to Hershey park and they have a tacky light tour there. On Christmas eve we get to open any present of our choice; and that is my Christmas traditions.

12: Hi. My name is Spencer. For the holidays my family and I normally stay home. But sometimes we will go to North Carolina to see my grandparents. My cousins normally go also. So i get to see them during the holidays. We normally don't do much because my grandparents live near a farm and don't have neighbors within 3 miles.

14: CHRISTMAS CHEER | Hi my name is Angelica for Christmas my family stays here. Our relatives from here in Richmond and some from Washington come. We have a big party and have a lot of fun. We love to all decorate the house together. It always helps you to have a little more Christmas spirit!

15: NAUGHTY | NICE

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17: TRIM THE TREE

22: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, NOT EVEN A MOUSE...

24: THE GIFT OF FAMILY

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