Many Spanish traditions have influenced Nicaraguan’s culture, and Christmas Day is no different.
Here are some foods typically eaten:
Valencian style rice – similar to Paella
Ensalada de jicama y naranja – a salad of jicama and orange
Nacatamal – tamales, larger than the mexican version and wrapped in a banana leaf
Freshly baked bread
Spanish Biscochos are served for dessert
In Nicaragua, Christmas is a 2-week long celebration. Here are some activities that can’t be missed:
Many locals participate in the Las Posadas celebration. Again derived from Spanish countries, Las Posadas is a reenactment of the birth of Jesus Christ which lasts 9 days.
Christmas Eve is spent attending midnight mass, and then heading home to enjoy a special homemade meal. After dinner, everyone opens gifts and set off fireworks as part of the celebration.