Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos means the day of the dead. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated from October 31-November 2 in Mexico. It is also celebrated by Hispanics in the U.S. This holiday is being celebrated because this is when Hispanics honor and remember their dead loved ones. During this particular days they are not sad. They are thinking of their loved one in the most happiest ways. This is a very special holiday. This is when they have colorful skeletons. They have altars built in the room. The altars are used to invite and welcome the spirits into the home. On the altars are special foods and also things that their loved ones once liked. The foods that are on their is sugar skulls, Pan de Muertos, a special bread for the season. They also have flowers on it, the name of the flowers is cempasuchil. Some people might think that Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are the same because they both come from death, but they’re different holidays.  So next time when you see a colorful skeleton you will know what day it is. 

-Jasmine Grier

Christmas in Jamaica


In Jamaica, Christmas Eve is “ grand market.” In every town and city in the country, there is a cross between a festival and market. On the day of the “grand market,” Jamaicans go shopping for Christmas foods, sweets, toys and other things. At 6:00 pm the evening part of Grand Market starts and   ends the next morning. Its street vendors selling food like jerk chicken, boiled corn and sweets like candy canes and  sugarcanes. Then some of the people will go to a midnight mass church service and  others will party all night. Lots of people will go to a church service on Christmas day before the end of the grand market. The Christmas day meal is usually prepared on Christmas Eve. They eat curry goat, stewed oxtail, rice and peas. – Aurielle Hinton

Christmas in U.K

Christmas in the U.K

 

Christmas in U.K is similar to how we celebrate in the United States. December 25th is the day they celebrate it too.

In England and nearby countries, they have really big Christmas trees and they just do everything really big. They call Santa “Father Christmas”christmas-video-ads-uk-2016-1000x600The Man Behind the Story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus. St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century in a place called Myra in Asia Minor. He was a very rich man.  They have lights downtown in many different places like Longleat safari park, Wiltshire and Enchanted Parks, Gateshead ,usually have a famous person turn them on. This year it was actress and singer Jennifer Ellison.  They have their Christmas dinner in the early afternoons, around 12 or 1 similar to what we do. For dessert, they have Christmas pudding here is some of the ingredients they put in there I plum pudding, having been thickened with eggs, breadcrumbs, dried fruit and given more flavor with the addition of beer and spirits.