FC: 2011 | A Season of Love and Laughter | By Perry Freed, Allison Christino, Michael McNerney | PANAMA CHRISTMAS
1: Allison Christino | On Christmas Morning, we open presents from my parents at my house, and then we eat dinner. Every-other year, my grandmother spends Christmas at our house. After we get ready and have eaten, we go to my grandma's house and open presents there along with my cousins, and my aunt and uncle. After we open those presents, we eat a huge meal with the whole family. When it is about 3:00 we all head home and play with our new stuff. | On Christmas Eve, my family goes over to my grandfathers house, and we eat brunch and open presents there. After that we go to our Church, and after church we head home and watch TV, then go to bed.
2: A Christmas To Remember | Perry Freed 12 | my tradition for christmas is that when we get up on christmas we open presents, and at the end of the day we have a feast
3: A Season of Love and Laughter | On the night before christmas, my dad reads the night before christmas...its pretty cool
4: Michael McNerney | During the holiday season my family will all get together at one of our relatives homes and we will have a Christmas Dinner. We usually go to my aunt and uncle's home in Northern Virginia. Family from Florida, St. Louis, New York, and of course, Richmond will all meet up there. Last Christmas, we drove into Washington, D.C and saw all of the Christmas lights that were decorating the city from head to toe. There was also a Christmas tree for every state there. We will all exchange gifts soon after we get back or after dinner. On Christmas Day, we go to church and we open presents afterwards.
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6: Christmas Is A Time To Believe In Things You Can’t See | The tradition is to have dinner at 12 pm with meals such as turkey, ham, tamales, potato salad, egg and fruit thread. Bowls of fruit and fruitcake are the traditional desserts.
7: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas | Christmas Traditions in Panama | During the Christmas season, there are many ways in which the Panamanians celebrate. Every year Nativities are set up in many homes. On the 2nd weekend in December, the festivities begin. The Panama City Parade is one of the most exciting Christmas traditions in Panama. On Christmas Eve, the residents of Panama don't just ring Christmas bells
8: Jesus Is The Reason For The Season
9: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Christmas Time Brings So Much Pleasure When You Have Good Friends To Treasure | to announce the coming of the Lord Jesus, but instead they shoot off fireworks. They have a nighttime feast and there is much dancing and celebrating in the streets. They also ceremonially light a giant Christmas tree, and sing Navidad villanciaos. The local churches come together and serve hot cocoa and cookies. In some neighborhoods they dress as Mary and Joseph and mimic the search for the Inn parading from place to place. At the last house they parade at, they hit piñatas and enjoy food.
10: Christmas Events in Panama | After 12 o’clock all of the young people go dancing. At 10 P.M most people go to mass. In most middle-class neighborhoods everyone goes out to one area and celebrates Christmas. People will apologize to God for their misconducts and pray for the well being of their family, friends and others. They write these down and each time on of them is fulfilled the slips of paper with the requests on them is burned.
11: Dinner is served at 12 P.M, along with the gifts that parents place under the tree and are only to be opened after 12 P.M. The Panama Christmas parade is on of the most exciting events within the entire country. A giant Christmas tree is ceremonially lit, and a fireworks display follows shortly after. Boats in the Panama Canal are also lit up in a spectacular display of lights.
12: Christmas Decorations and Music in Panama | A Christmas tree is the center of attraction in most houses. It is decorated with the traditional lights, angel treetop, icicles, and other Christmas ornaments. Christmas music includes songs called "gaitas" or "villancicos". Lots of singing, eating, drinking and fun surrounds the Christmas in Panama.
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