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Mayuly Mendoza, Venezuela, ESOL Integrated Skills III

Christmas in Venezuela is very cheerful.  There are many traditions. The typical food is the Hallaca which is made of cornmeal, stewed meat, olives, raisins, and wrapped in banana leaves. It’s cooked in hot water.  Venezuelan people eat ham bread, chicken salad, pork shoulder, turkey, and desserts like sweet papaya, and black cake. In every home in Venezuela, all people listen to Christmas songs called Gaitas which is a tradition in Venezuela, among family.

I think that all people in Venezuela are very cheerful, and Christmas is the time of family reunions, sharing gifts, and decorating the Christmas tree.