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Christmas Eve in Spanish (Happy Christmas in Spanish)

Christmas Eve in Spanish
A small child inspects a Christmas tree decoration in a shopping mall in Bamberg, southern Germany, on December 21, 2018. On the fourth Sunday in Advent, many shops across the country were open for Christmas shopping.

Most people in Spain go to Midnight Mass or ‘La Misa Del Gallo’ (The Mass of the Rooster). It is called this because a rooster is supposed to have crowed the night that Jesus was born. Christmas Eve is known as Nochebuena. In the days before Nochebuena, children might take part in ‘piden el aguinaldo’ where they go and sing carols around their neighbors hoping to get some money. say Christmas Eve in Spanish.

Christmas Eve in Spanish
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Most families eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve before the service. The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner was ‘Pavo Trufado de Navidad’ which is Turkey stuffed with truffles (the mushrooms, not the chocolate ones!) or ‘Pularda Asada’ (a roasted young hen), although they are not commonly eaten now.

In Galicia (a region in north-west Spain, surrounded by water) the most popular meal for Christmas Eve and for Christmas Day is seafood. This can be all kinds of different seafood, from shellfish and mollusks to lobster and small edible crabs.

Popular desserts and sweets include ‘mazapán’ (made of almonds, sugar, and eggs), ‘turrón’ (made of honey and toasted almonds), and ‘polvorones’ (made of flour, butter, and sugar).

After the midnight service, one old tradition was for people to walk through the streets carrying torches, playing guitars and beating on tambourines and drums. One Spanish saying is ‘Esta Noche es Noche-Buena, Y no Es noche de dormir’ which means ‘Tonight is the good night and it is not meant for sleeping!’

A few different languages are spoken in different regions in Spain. In Spanish Happy/Merry Christmas is ‘Feliz Navidad’; in Catalan, it’s ‘Bon Nadal’; in Galician ‘Bo Nadal’; and in Basque (or Euskara in basque) ‘Eguberri on’.


Christmas Eve in Spanish

How do say Christmas Eve in Spanish?

You can wish Merry Christmas in Spanish as It’s la Noche Buena.

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Christmas Eve in Spanish

‘Christmas Eve’ in Other Languages:

British EnglishChristmas Eve  /ˈkrɪsməs iːvnoun

Christmas Eve is on the 24th of December.
  • American EnglishChristmas Eve
  • Arabicعَشِيَّة عِيد الـمِيلَاد
  • Brazilian Portuguesevéspera de Natal
  • Chinese平安夜
  • CroatianBadnjak
  • CzechŠtědrý den
  • Danishjuleaften
  • Dutchkerstavond
  • European SpanishNochebuena
  • Finnishjouluaatto
  • Frenchveille de Noël
  • GermanHeiligabend
  • GreekΠαραμονή Χριστουγέννων
  • Italianvigilia di Natale
  • Japaneseクリスマスイブ
  • Korean크리스마스 이브
  • Norwegianjulaften
  • PolishWigilia Bożego Narodzenia
  • European Portuguesevéspera de Natal
  • RomanianAjunul Crăciunului
  • RussianРождественский сочельник
  • SpanishNochebuena
  • Swedishjulafton
  • Thaiคืนก่อนวันคริสต์มาส
  • TurkishNoel arifesi
  • Ukrainianсвятий вечір
  • VietnameseĐêm Giáng Sinh


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