Every country has unique Christmas traditions. For example, many families in Japan eat KFC every Christmas. Christmas in the Dominican Republic is highly family-centric, meaning that abandoned and neglected children are often left out of festivities.
At Advocates of Love, we are committed to ensuring that the children in our care feel loved during the holiday season, and we focus on creating special memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of our children’s favorite Christmas traditions to participate in:
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Our children just light up the moment we bring out the Christmas ornaments and begin decorating the tree. They love taking turns placing their favorite ornament on the tree, carefully placing the bows, and starting the Christmas season.
Making cookies, galletitas, is one of the Christmas traditions our children enjoy the most. They love to prepare the ingredients, bake the cookies, and of course, eat their delicious creations!
Nochebuena means “Good Night” in Spanish and refers to Christmas Eve; one of the most important Christmas celebrations in Spanish-influenced cultures. During this time, we gather today to celebrate the birth of Christ, put out the nativity scene, and enjoy a delicious meal together.
Many Dominican children love to put on Christmas plays for their church or loved ones. Last year, our children performed the Story of Mary and Joseph.
Make Christmas Special for Our Children This Year
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