My Colombian Christmas: Velitas, Novenas and Buñuelos
As a kid, getting to Christmas day was a journey full of prayers, decorations, and food. Years later, I realize how much I love all those traditions.
Having lived in the United States for almost seven years, I haven't been able to truly enjoy a full on Colombian Holiday season in its full glory for a while. Colombians take the Christmas and New Year's holidays very seriously. It's a competition of survival. Since we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, November is basically a month-long preparation where everybody begins Christmas shopping and begins the endless numbers of lists for decorations and food menus.