CHRISTMAS TRADITIONSFortunately I may say that I had quite a happy childhood and that is probably the reason why I feel so joyful throughout the Christmas season.More Like This
My Christmas’ preparations start in early December and the festivities last until the Epiphany on 6th January.
I still build my Nativity Scene “Presépio” under the Christmas tree every year, looking for moss in the forest to make the grass and carefully arranging all the characters.
Until the end of the 1960s, children believed that Baby Jesus brought them presents at midnight on Christmas Eve, rather than Father Christmas, and left them inside their shoes by the fireplace.
The traditional Christmas food in Portugal consists of codfish on Christmas Eve and roasted lamb or turkey on Christmas Day.