Las Octavitas (the octaves) is a vestige of the "Octavas," the medieval Catholic tradition of celebrating religious events for eight days, for example from one Sunday to the next Sunday. The octave of Three Kings Day January 6 extends Christmas in Puerto Rico from January 7 to 14. Las Octavitas Sometimes two different aspects of an event where celebrated. Christmas … [Read more...] about Celebrate Las Octavitas, the Puerto Rican Christmas Tradition!
Christmas in New York 2022 is one of the quieter days of the year, but New York City is one of the best places in the world to celebrate Christmas and the Holidays. Christmas is the world's most popular Latin festival. The date was chosen by an Italian pope because though Christ was a historical figure, nobody knows when he was born. Christmas Eve The famous Christmas … [Read more...] about Christmas in New York 2022
La Novena de Aguinaldos is a nine-day prayer cycle leading up to the Noche Buena (Christmas Eve). It is a holiday tradition in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. La Novena de Aguinaldos A Novena is a nine-day prayer. La Novena de Navidad is the tradition that families use to prepare for Christmas. Like a Passover Seder in the Jewish faith, it is a family time when … [Read more...] about Celebrate La Novena de Aguinaldos, the Northern Andean Christmas Tradition!
La posada is a uniquely Mexican form of la novena de aguinaldos, the nine-day Catholic prayer cycle that leads up to Christmas. It starts on December 16. It combines Christmas caroling, nativity plays, eating and drinking with a piñata party for the kids. The tradition also honors Huitzilopochtli, the national god of the Aztecs (Mexicas). La Novena Just as Holy Week … [Read more...] about Celebrate La Posada, the Mexican Caroling Tradition!
La Parranda is the Puerto Rican Christmas caroling tradition. It derives from reenactments of the biblical tradition of Mary and Joseph searching for shelter. We come sing a song at your house and you come with us. We all go sing a song at someone else's house and they come with us. This can go on all night. The main thing people do in Puerto Rico is eat and drink with … [Read more...] about Celebrate La Parranda, the Puerto Rican Christmas Caroling Tradition