5 very interesting Christmas traditions in Malaga

AIL Malaga school is already decorated for Christmas and our students love to learn about Christmas traditions in Malaga. Some traditions are very old and are only celebrated in a few villages in Malaga, so we wanted to tell you about them in the blog so that you can enjoy them as much as they do. If you like to know about Christmas traditions from other places, read on. – Tradition of the mañanitas de Algatocín: it is a tradition of the village of Algatocín and has been done for more than 200 years. It consists of going out to sing Christmas carols at 6 o’clock in the morning. Then the villagers go to the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario – one of the most famous churches in Malaga – they ring the church bells and the whole village gathers for a mass at 6:30 in the morning. This is repeated for 4 days in a row (from the 19th to the 23rd of December). – Visit a living nativity scene: living nativity scenes are very typical in Malaga. The biggest Diocesan Living Nativity Scene in Malaga is the one prepared by the Victoria Foundation. This living Nativity Scene […]

AIL Malaga school is already decorated for Christmas and our students love to learn about Christmas traditions in Malaga. Some traditions are very old and are only celebrated in a few villages in Malaga, so we wanted to tell you about them in the blog so that you can enjoy them as much as they do.

If you like to know about Christmas traditions from other places, read on.

tradicion de las mañanitas

Tradition of the mañanitas de Algatocín: it is a tradition of the village of Algatocín and has been done for more than 200 years. It consists of going out to sing Christmas carols at 6 o’clock in the morning. Then the villagers go to the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario – one of the most famous churches in Malaga – they ring the church bells and the whole village gathers for a mass at 6:30 in the morning. This is repeated for 4 days in a row (from the 19th to the 23rd of December).

Belen vivienteVisit a living nativity scene: living nativity scenes are very typical in Malaga. The biggest Diocesan Living Nativity Scene in Malaga is the one prepared by the Victoria Foundation. This living Nativity Scene is carefully prepared down to the last detail: from the costumes of the actors to the constructions that imitate those of those years. This Nativity Scene recreates the whole Christmas story: from the Annunciation to the adoration of the Magi.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Coín: The celebration of New Year’s Eve in Coín is like that of Carnival. All the villagers put on their funniest costumes and eat grapes in the town square. To make it even more interesting, they have a fancy dress competition and the best costume wins – it really is the most fun way to say goodbye to the year!

– Taste the best hristmas sweets in Malaga: barrachuelos, pestiños, yemas del tajo and many more… the typical Christmas sweets of Malaga are delicious. They are made in a traditional way and with local products such as Florestel wine, which is made from the Malaga muscatel grape.

Noche de Reyes– Feel the magic of the night of the Three Wise Men: In other countries Santa Claus is in charge of bringing presents to the children. In Malaga as in Spain they are brought by the Three Wise Men: Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar. Every night of the 5th of January, they visit all the houses with their camels and leave presents under the Christmas tree for all the children who have been good.

What did you think of these traditions? We hope you have had a good time reading our blog and if you liked our list of the most curious Christmas traditions in Malaga, you can share it with your family and friends. We are sure they will be as surprised as you are!

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