That’s right, just when you thought Christmas could not get any merrier, the lovely people of Venezuela have gone and upped the ante with a tradition that makes building snowmen look positively dull. For locals in the capital of Caracas, it is customary to strap on your roller skates and glide to Christmas mass.
Do people ride roller skates to church in Venezuela?
Roller-skating to church, Caracas, Venezuela
On Christmas morning, the roads in Caracas are closed to traffic to allow citizens to roller-skate to church. Yes, that’s right, roller-skate to church.
What are some traditions in Venezuela?
Most Venezuelans are Catholic and celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25. In Caracas, and throughout the country, festivities begin on December 16 with mass church services each morning. The final service, Misa de Aguinaldo or Misa de Gallo, occurs at midnight on Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve.
What do children in Caracas do before falling asleep from December 16 24?
Venezuelans attend a daily early morning church service between December 16th and 24th called Misa de Aguinaldo (“Early Morning Mass.”) In Caracas, the capital city, it is customary to roller-skate to this service and many neighborhoods close the streets to cars until 8 a.m. Before bedtime children tie one end of a …
What is considered rude in Venezuela?
The North American “O.K.” sign is extremely rude. Pointing with your index finger can be considered rude. Motioning with your entire hand is more polite. Always maintain eye contact when talking.
How do you say Merry Christmas in Venezuela?
How do I say “Merry Christmas” in Venezuela? In Spanish, the official language of Venezuela, you say “Feliz Navidad.” The same can be applied to any Spanish-speaking country.