Symbolic Christmas Dinner in Panama


Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Apples, pears and grapes are traditional fruits present on the Christmas Eve table.  Wine of course has to be there too.  In many homes, tamales, ham, roscas bread, ron ponche, fruit cakes and nuts are also present.

In a way, our Christmas Dinner is similar to the Thanksgiving Dinner in the United States.  A day when the family gathers around the table to give thanks for blessings received.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

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6 thoughts on “Symbolic Christmas Dinner in Panama”

  1. Hi Ann:

    This is one of our traditions in this neck of the woods. I’m glad you liked it. After a while you will know more about our country—Panama. Same will happen with me and Ukraine.

    Thank you for your nice comment.

    Regards,

    Omar.-

  2. I had tamales last night. Growing up in the midwest, I’m not sure I’d even heard of them. Now? They’re a wonderful tradition, and believe me — there’s no shortage of good tamale makers!

    1. Hello Linda:

      Being near the border with Mexico, I wouldn’t be surprised if tamales have travelled all around Texas spread by the Mexican population. As you probably know, tamales are preferred in almost all Central and South America, with slight differences.

      My wife and I love tamales, but eat them sparsely due to our reflux problems. For current festivities we have broken our health rules.

      Roscas are also a favorite bread during Christmas and New Year. Without a genuine rosca on the table the festivities would not be the same.

      Enjoy the rest of the day,

      Omar.-

    1. Hello Barbara:

      That was part of what we had for Christmas. Getting ready for New Year’s celebration. Can’t wait to see the magnificent display of fireworks.

      Thank you for your generous comment.

      Take Care,

      Omar.-

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