Christmas in Colombia

Posted on 16/12/2013

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Uncover Colombia | Travel Blog

Everyone has their own Christmas traditions, whether they are personal traditions, family traditions, regional traditions, or national traditions. Colombians are no different—each Colombian has their own traditions that are unique to their family as well as shared traditions celebrated regionally and/or nationally. Today, I am going to tell you about a few of the most common or recognized Christmas traditions that are celebrated in Colombia.

The first Christmas tradition I want to mention is a celebration that just occurred this past weekend—la Noche de las Velitas (“Night of the Candles”). Noche de las Velitas is a celebration that takes places every year on the evening of December 7th, leading up to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th, a Catholic holiday and national holiday in Colombia. And, while a national holiday, Noche de las Velitas is celebrated differently in…

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