Christmas has transformed into a festival which is much awaited for both by Christians and non-Christians. Millions of people wait throughout the year for this beautiful last month of the year to celebrate Christmas. Though it is mainly a one-day event, the preparations start around a month before the big day, since there is always a lot to do like buying the perfect Christmas tree and then the decorative items to suit the interior of the house and the tree.
These days the trend for handmade items have set it and so many people prefer to hang handmade decorative items in place of readymade decorative items. Making these decorative items takes up a lot of time and thus the process must be started long before the day arrives. Once the decorations are sorted, the preparations for the feast needs to start. The feast varies with the taste of the people concerned from region to region, but a dessert is a must everywhere.
how to say Merry Christmas in Portuguese
Merry Christmas in Portuguese is “Feliz Natal”. During the evening of Christmas Eve, people have the traditional Christmas meal known as the “Consoada”. This is followed by shellfish or wild meats and other luxurious food items. After the meal, people visit the church for the Mass which is known as ‘Missa do Galo’. People form a queue to kiss the image of a baby Christ, which is brought out during the service.
After the service, everyone returns to their houses, where gifts are exchanged. Others may just skip going to the mass and open the gifts in the morning. Everyone sets the table at their house with traditional food, cakes, cookies, nuts and goodies. The traditional main dish is either goat, lamb or pork, though turkey is more famous nowadays.
MERRY CHRISTMAS IN PORTUGUESE/MERRY CHRISTMAS IMAGES/MERRY CHRISTMAS WISHES
MERRY CHRISTMAS IN PORTUGUESE– FELIZ NATAL
Also, Check – Merry Christmas in Different Languages
Christmas is all about celebrating together. People usually invite their near and dear ones for the feast and share the goodies with everyone. This festival not only brings happiness and joy in the lives of the people, but it also brings them closer.