Really! For all of you who live in the northern hemisphere – remember that Christmas in Colombia occurs at the beginning of summer. Starting around December 23rd and lasting through the night of the 25th a big party is held.
People close off their streets to traffic – they don’t need permits because everyone knows it’s what you do at Christmastime. They take out their stereos and dance all night.
The traditional food for this party is pork. Colombians will roast a whole pig on a spit over a barbeque.
If you’re going to Colombia at this time of year, expect a big party and loud noise to last throughout the night.
And yes! Santa does visit Colombia for Christmas as do the Three Wise Men for the Epiphany on January 7th.
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