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Costa Rica - Christmas traditions & customs


Bright, tropical flowers highlight decorations for Christmas. Special trips are made to gather the wild orchids that bloom in the jungle areas. The manger scene is called a portal and is decorated with these brilliant flowers and colorful fresh fruit. Wreaths of cypress leaves and red coffee berries are very popular. The supper after Midnight Mass will consist of tamales and other local dishes. Children used to leave their shoes out for the Christ Child to fill, but Santa Claus is relieving Him of this task now.

 
 


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