This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Portugal. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Portuguese Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
Both the nativity and the Christmas tree play important roles in the Christmas celebration in Portugal. In preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, many rural Portuguese carol house-to-house asking, "Is there room?" Christmas Eve is a time of heightened celebration as children place their shoes by the fireplace in anticipation of gifts from the Infant Jesus or Santa Claus. Consoada, a special holiday meal, is eaten on Christmas Eve and at midnight many people attend midnight mass. A traditional sweet is the kingcake, baked with a dry bean inside of it. Whoever finds the dry bean has to pay the kingcake or buy another one to eat at the midnight supper on December 31.