Day 8 – Portgual

Christmas in Portugal is very Christmasy. The Portugese love to set up Nativity scenes as well as create live scenes with people and anaimals. On December 24th, shoes (as opposed to stockings) are traditionally laid out for the Baby Jesus (as opposed to Santa). Most families go to midnight mass (Missa do Galo). A big part of midnight mass is kissing the baby Jesus, and everyone in the congregation will queue up to do so. Christmas dinner, or Consoada, takes place on the eve of the 24th and often features Portugal’s national dish, bacalhau.#christasornaments #holidaytraditions #christmastree #portgual @visitportugal #visitportugal

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