Christmas in Brazil

In Brazil, Santa Claus is called Papai Noel & Bom Velhinho (Good Old Man). Many Christmas customs are similar to ones in the USA or UK.

Favourite Christmas foods in Brazil include chicken, turkey, ham, rice, salad, pork and fresh and dried fruits.

Many people start the Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve with fireworks and a big churrasco (barbecue).

Sometimes children leave a sock near a window. If Papai Noel finds your sock, he'll exchange it for a present!

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