In today 's lesson you will learn to say Merry Christmas in Spanish and you will also learn some Spanish words used in Colombia. You will also learn how Christmas is celebrated in Colombia. A good part of today's lesson is actually from a 2007 Christmas newspaper article that I found in my diary. I would like to share my journal entry with you because it will help you learn new Spanish words. But let's start by saying Merry Christmas in Spanish:
Now that you know how to say Merry Christmas in Spanish, here is a phrase I've used to say after Christmas dinner:
Estoy lleno – I am complete
Now here is my Christmas 2007 article:
I just had a typical Colombian Christmas dinner. Composed of "pollo relleno" (stuffed chicken with meat, eggs, olives), "buñuelos" (I would describe these as balls of fried cheese), "natilla" (raw sugar pudding).
I decided to wash everything down with a glass of "vinto tinto chileno" (red wine from Chile).
I would also describe the "natilla" as a pudding or custard. And "natilla" is the traditional dessert that Colombians serve for Christmas dinners and Christmas holidays. It is also served during the Novenas to the Virgin Mary.
The "Novenas" consist of a recitation of prayers and devotions for nine consecutive days. Like other Spanish-speaking countries, Catholicism is Colombia's main religion.
The buñuelos that I had are also a traditional food that is served here in Colombia during the Novenas to the Virgin Mary during the Christmas holidays, from December 15 to 24.