24 december, 2009

Christmas customs in European countries

Today was the last day of school before Christmas holidays, so we didn't have regular lessons. Our classrooms are decorated and Santa has already received all our letters (at least we hope so). So today our two teachers Petra Fošnarič and Stanka Veršič presented how Christmas is celebrated in Spain, Poland, Italy, Cyprus and Portugal. We have seen videos of choir boys dancing Los Seises in Seville, children calling out the winning numbers in Spanish Christmas national lottery, Zampognari playing bagpipes next to nativity scenes in Italy, Portuguese "janeiras" and Cypriot "kalandas". We listened to stories of Befana, Kallikantzaroi and the Three Wise Men. We sang Feliz Navidad and we had a Christmas auction where we checked our newly acquired knowledge of Christmas traditions in the countries of our partner schools.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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