Saturday, January 12, 2008

Last Day of School Before the Christmas Break

Hello all... The following pictures are of the 20th of December which was the last day of school before the Christmas break.

Above we have papa noel (Santa Claus) and the Reyes Magos (three wise men). The kids in Spain actually have two days when they receive presents. The first, like in the U.S., where kids open their presents on Christmas Eve. However, the big "pay-day" is Reyes Magos, which is actually the celebration of the Epiphany on the 6th of January, on this day the kids usually get their most prized gifts... like a bike, or a playstation, etc... So it's kind-of like this: Christmas Eve you get socks, clothes, a book, you know, cheesy stuff like that, but then Reyes Magos is the real day when you get a bike or an action figure, you know, something that you really want.

Parents and Grandparents are making Buñuelos, they're kind-of like fried pastry served with a hot chocolate... what I would term as a poor man's churro.

Everyone's excited because it's the last day of school until 2008...

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