What do Colombians call Santa?
Santa Claus, aka Papá Noel, has made big inroads as well in places like Mexico and Peru with his American red suit. But in many Latin American homes, including in Colombia, Costa Rica and Bolivia, the pile of presents that magically appears Christmas Eve comes from the infant boy, known as Niño Jesús.
What are some Colombian traditions?
The most typical Colombian Christmas traditions include eating natilla (a custard dish resembling a flan) and buñuelos (fried dough balls) and attending a Novena de Aguinaldos, when families come together to eat, sing carols (villancicos) and recite a set of prayers.
Does Colombia believe in Santa?
In Colombia, Niño Dios, not Santa Claus, brings the gifts to children. Niño Dios or Niño Jesús is the symbol that represents Jesus’s childhood. Children are told that he goes to each house to deliver the gifts that they requested by letter.
What is the weather typically like in Colombia?
It is characterized by an annual rainfall of 40 to 70 inches (1,000 to 1,800 mm) and annual average temperatures usually above 74 °F (23 °C). … The average temperature is hot—more than 81 °F (27 °C)—with the daily range greatest where the humidity is low.