Venezuelans light firecrackers and ring bells each morning to awaken worshippers. It’s not unusual for streets to be filled with worshippers on roller skates making their way to mass. On December 24th, a special midnight mass, known as Miso de Gallo (“rooster’s mass” in Spanish), is observed.
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 is celebrated on December 24th?
Christmas Eve is on December 24 and marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. Many churches mark the end of Advent with midnight church services. During modern times, it is popularly celebrated on the night before Christmas Day.
What music do Venezuelans listen to?
Venezuela is known for its own salsa, merengue and other imported styles, as well as the distinct joropo and llanero music. Salsa, while originally imported, has produced the global superstar, Oscar D’León. The music varies from a region to another. The joropo is a form of traditional Venezuelan music.
Does Venezuela have a Santa?
Baby Jesus plays the role of Santa Claus in Venezuela, bringing gifts for children on Christmas Eve. On January 6, some Venezuelans celebrate Three Kings Day (Epiphany), known as El Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos.
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.
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.
Which is a unique Christmas tradition in Venezuela?
Every year between 16 and 24 December in Caracas, Venezuela, roads are closed to traffic to let people roller skate to the early morning Christmas mass. On their way, skaters will tug on the ends of long pieces of string tied by children to their big toes and dangled out of the window.
Is Christmas the 24th or 25th?
Although December 25th (or the late afternoon/evening of December 24th) is the date when most people celebrate Christmas, there are some other dates as well! Some churches (mainly Orthodox and Coptic Orthodox churches) use a different calendar for their religious celebrations.
Is December 24 a special holiday?
Under the new presidential proclamation, November 2 (All Souls’ Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve), and December 31 (Last Day of the Year) are declared special working days.
Is December 24 a business day?
When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday for pay and leave purposes.
U.S. Business Holidays Calendar
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Friday|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 25||Thursday|
|Friday after Thanksgiving||November 26||Friday|
|Christmas Day||December 24*||Friday|