S: Block 4: Panth, Caitlin, Conrad, and Erin
FC: Christmas in Peru | Christmas | 2011
1: Made By: Panth Doshi, Conrad Faett, Erin Cleary, and Caitlin Kidd
2: Conrad Faett Period 4 On Christmas Eve, I go to my friend’s house with my family and we hang out there. On Christmas Day my brother, McLain, and my sister, Julia, and I go downstairs and sort all of the presents. Then we wake our parents up. Then we go open our stockings while my dad makes some coffee. Then we have Christmas and one by one we open our presents. What a great Christmas.
3: Erin Cleary Period 4 On Christmas Eve, I go to mass with my family. Then I come home and watch TV. Before I go to bed, I open one present. The next morning, if I wake up first I have to wake my sister up. If she wakes up first, she has to wake me up. When my parents get up, we all go open presents together. We then have Christmas breakfast and then have dinner later.
4: Caitlin Kidd Period 4 On Christmas Eve, I go to my Grandma and Grandpa’s house to see my family. We have a special dinner and then we open presents! Then on Christmas morning I get up early to wake up my parents and we open presents. Then we have a Christmas dinner later.
5: Panth Doshi Period 4 I don't celebrate Christmas but on Christmas, my parents usually invite friends over for dinner.
6: Christmas Traditions On Christmas Eve, Peruvians have a party known as Noche Buena They have midnight fireworks, celebrate, exchange gifts, and make many different types of food. Peruvians also have house parties that last until 5 o'clock or even 6 o'clock in the morning. They make lots of hot chocolate too! Many poor families come to Cusco and sleep on the streets for several days in order to be able to attend Chocolatadas, which is another party that they have. | Panth Doshi
7: Noche Buena meaning "Good Night" is when Santa Claus, or Nino Jesus, come to fill the stockings of children that have placed who have placed them near the manger scene. Manger scenes in Peru are often carved from wood by the Quechua Indians. Santa Claus is called Papa Noel or Nino Jesus. The wealthy people make hot chocolate and bread for the people that are less fortunate. | Panth Doshi
8: Christmas Traditions in Peru - Fun Facts In Peruvian, Feliz Navidad means Merry Christmas. Fruit Cakes are a traditional desert. At ten o'clock on Noche Buena, religion plays a central role with misa de gollo or Rooster Mass. At midnight, they come back to have a "party". | Panth Doshi
9: Christmas Food They eat Alfajores, which is a sweet dish. Well off families eat turkey, but for others, chicken suffices. They have apple sauce and bread. For desert, they eat paneton, a Peruvian fruit cake. | Erin Cleary
10: Christmas Decoration and Music Some instruments played are harps, lutes, guitars, bandurrias and vihuelas. Villancicos (village songs) are Christmas carols with religious themes used as a poetic and musical way to announce and celebrate the arriving of the Christ child. Villancicos originated in medieval Spain. | Conrad Faett
11: Christmas trees are starting to appear but traditionally the gifts taht are brought by Nino Jesus are placed near the retablo (manger scenes). In some cases, gifts are not exchanged until the Epiphany on January 6th. The nativity scene is very popular and can be found in every house. | Conrad Faett
12: The are also known as retablos and are a form of folk art with paintings and carvings from wood of religious events. Today, the nativity scenes are constructed from either wood, pottery, or stone. | Conrad Faett
13: Christmas Events Christmas is the most important event of the year for them. To celebrate, they sell plants and mosses, make lights out of native animals and they also dance. They have nativity scenes in churches which are about baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Small villages celebrate with parades. | Caitlin Kidd
14: Sources: http://www.amautaspanish.com/destinations/learn-spanish-in-peru/peru-overview/festivals/christmas-in-peru-157.html http://www.apus-peru.com/trip-planning/christmas_period.htm http://travel.mapsofworld.com/peru/christmas-in-peru.html http://gosouthamerica.about.com/od/christmas/a/Christmas-In-Peru.htm
15: Sources: http://www.merry-christmas.org.uk/christmas-traditions/christmas-traditions-in-peru.htm http://archive.livinginperu.com/gastronomy/features-1008 http://www.interpretermagazine.org/interior.asp?ptid=43&mid=11687ttp://www.interpretermagazine.org/interior.asp?ptid=43&mid=11687