La Noche de Las Velitas

In Colombia, La Noche de las Velitas is the unofficial start of Christmas.  This takes place this weekend – the night of December 7th.  On this evening people adorn their homes, balconies, patios, and the streets with candles, lights and lanterns in honor of the Virgen’s Immaculate Conception.  It really is a site to see!  I will be teaching my students about this special day next week.  I created a quick and sweet reading and comprehension activity for my students and will be showing them the slide show and videos below.  I had some trouble finding resources, so if you have anything to share I’d love to see it!

Here is my activity on TPT – http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-in-Colombia-La-Navidad-en-Colombia-La-Noche-de-Las-Velitas-1009965

Slideshow

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/08/dia-de-las-velitas-celebr_n_2260281.html

Videos

 

 

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