Three Wise Men: Los
Reyes Magos Father Christmas / Santa Claus: Papa Noel Baby Jesus:Niño
Christmas!: ¡Feliz Navidad! Happy New Year!: ¡Feliz
año nuevo! Christmas Eve:Noche
buena New Year's Eve:Noche
vieja New Year's day:Año
nuevo Peace on earth!: ¡Paz
en la tierra!
de nieve snowy: nevado
de nieve holy: Santo,
sagrado bells: campanas jingle: tintinear
gifts, presents:regalos gift giving:intercambio
de regalos toy:juguete
de Navidad nougat: turrón feast:banquete
Christmas Traditions (Tradiciones de Navidad)
The Christmas tree is one of the most dominant symbols
of the Christmas season all over the world. The decorated
and fully lighted Christmas tree has an aura in itself.
It fills the air with warmth, love and happiness that
are symbolic of the holiday season.
Santa Claus is the legendary. He is generally depicted as a fat, jolly
man with a white beard, dressed in a red suit trimmed
with white, and driving a sleigh full of toys drawn through
the air by eight reindeer. Santa is said to visit on Christmas
Eve, entering houses through the chimney to leave presents
under the Christmas tree and in the stockings of all good
The candy cane represents one of the oldest symbols of
Christmas, the shepherd's crook, for the shepherds were
among those to experience that first Christmas.
The colors of the candy cane have special meaning, too.
The wide red stripe represents the sacrifice of Christ,
"For by his stripes we are healed." The narrow
red stripes represent our own sacrifices (giving). The
white stripe is a symbol of purity.
The peppermint plant is a member of the hyssop family,
referred to in the Old Testament as a medicinal herb used
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of gifts as Christmas is an old tradition. The first Christmas
gifts were given by the wise men to Jesus. They came from
the east of Jerusalem to greet the Babe with gifts of
gold, frankincense and myrrh.