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Hispanic holiday traditions

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Lenny De Jesus Reyes
Typical decorations.

During the holidays the hispanic community have certain traditions they follow during the winter season. For example a lot of hispanics celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and as soon as it hits 12:00 a.m. they begin to start opening presents. Also around their Christmas tree they might have Christmas nativity figures mostly including Jesus Christ being born.

The food during this season usually changes. For example, tamales are eaten a lot more during this season. A tamale consists of a corn based dough and a meat of your choice. There are many flavors to them such as Chile Verde, Chile Rojo, Mole, and even Dulce. These are just some of many tamales you could try. There is also a lot more hot soups being made such as Pozole. Pozole consists of hominy and meat such as chicken or beef; some even come with both. Usually added to the Pozole is radish, lettuce, lime, and onions.

For the drinks it is usually common to see Champurrado, which is basically just a hot chocolate but it could also include cinnamon. Junior Erick Cholico said, “My favorite thing to eat during Christmas time would have to be some green tamales with some Pozole too.” Depending if the family is religious or not they will have religious ceremonies around the 15th of December up until the 23-24. Sophomore Riky Fuentes said, “My favorite thing to eat is Champurrado with a torta de tamal.”  These are some of the things the hispanic community does during the holiday season.

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My name is Lenny De Jesus and I am a junior. The thing I like about journalism is finding interesting stories for the school's website. I enjoy playing soccer and I've been playing it ever since I was 6 or 7 and it's amazing. My favorite season of the year is winter because of cloudy days and Christmas. After graduation, I would like to go to college and get a career.

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