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Hispanic Holiday Activities
Here are some ways you can celebrate Hispanic holidays with your troop...
- December 16-24-Las Posadas (Mexico, and Latin American countries). Las Posadas commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay. Family and friends visit one another in their homes and enjoy conversations and traditional foods, and visitors sing carols.
- December 24 & 25-La Nochebuena y la Navidad, Christmas Eve and Christmas. In many Catholic countries, people attend midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Preparing traditional foods is also an integral part of the holiday. Mexicans get together for a "tamalada" or a tamale-making session. A tamale is usually made of shredded pork and corn meal called masa, and tucked into a corn husk. Some countries use plantain leaves and stuffed with black beans.
Are you interested in learning to make tamales? Sign up for our Hot Tamale workshop at DISCOVEREE 2014.
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