Christmas in Brazil
The people of Northern Brazil, as in Mexico, enjoy a version of the folk play Los Pastores ("The Shepherds"). In the Brazilian version, there are shepherdesses rather than shepherds and a gypsy who attempts to kidnap the Christ Child. Friends and family members may also take part in these plays.
People make a special meal and decorate their houses. Many go to church to attend services in line with family tradition.
Christmas picnics and banquets are also common. Special items and usual holiday recipes are tried along with the cakes and wines.