Have you ever wondered how other countries and cultures celebrate their holidays? I think it is especially fascinating! This year we have been focusing on traditions during Christmas in Guatemala thansk to an ebook called Christmas in Guatemala 101 that has been walking me through favorite traditions, food, recipes, decorations, crafts, music and so much more. We have been sitting down as a family and going through it a few nights. It has lots of pictures which helps the kiddos visualize what I am telling them. I am super excited about all the recipes that I can use year round, like Tamales, the Sweet Bread and Chile Rellenos. And my kiddos are particularly fond of the crafts, like the straw ornaments and poinsettias.
photo from all-about-guatemala.com
For our first family Christmas activity we decided to try the Buñuelos recipe, a popular treat at Christmas time. The process to make these are similar to donuts, but the end result is more of a tasty waffle ball. We even got the neighborhood children to give them a try. Some liked them others not so much. lol But I thought they were so yummy!
I really enjoyed learning from this ebook and am excited to have it to refer to for many Christmas Seasons to come. In fact, it has sparked a Big Idea to see what other cultures do at Christmas time. So during this Christmas break, with some cousins, we are going to not only do a few more activities from this book but pick a couple other countries to make a traditional Christmas food and craft from, as well. It should be a very fun and educational break!
This Christmas in Guatemala 101 ebook is 150 pages full of information is available in print, pdf and kindle format. You can visit Christmas in Guatemala 101 for a more detailed description on the book’s contents as well as information on how you can purchase it for your own family to experience.
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John saysDecember 13, 2011 at 8:38 am
Wonderful! I will take this ebook as a gift to myself. It is always wonderful to cook and taste something else in the holiday season. We all get bored with the same old recipes. I will try them and it will make my mom happy as she will get a break!
Brittany Thompson saysDecember 14, 2011 at 8:50 am
Love this idea of learning about Christmas from other countries! We are definitely going to have to try this!!!
Anna saysDecember 20, 2011 at 10:03 am
I was desperate for something different for this Christmas and this book sounds like the perfect solution!:):)