Christmas came with a lot of cheer this past December. The pupils were exposed to many different cultural activities and lessons that increased their knowledge of the celebrations across the globe. And not only were some of them learning about Christmas traditions, songs, and poetry in English; but in their French class they were singing carols (villancicos) as well.
Christmas is the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ which is generally celebrated on December 25. Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) also marks the beginning of Christmastide which is the twelve days of Christmas that finishes on January 6, Epiphany (Reyes Magos). Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal with family and/or friends, various decorations including the Christmas tree, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. Furthermore Christmas includes a few famous characters such as Frosty the Snowman, The Grinch who Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reigndeer, Scrooge from The Christmas Carol, and who could forget the most famous character of all, Father Christmas, Chris Chringle, Saint Nicholas…better known as Santa Claus.
See our activities page for Christmas Carols and pictures from our Christmas Concert