Christmas is celebrated on the 25th December and is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of their
savior Jesus Christ. Christmas acknowledges his birth and is celebrated by many Christians and non
Christians. The sharing of gifts and giving to the poor is done during this Christmas season.
In Trinidad and Tobago Christmas have many influences from the French, English and Spanish, but a
great majority comes from the Spanish. For Christmas we have the singing of parang or soca parang, the
baking of black cake and ham, the making of pastelles and pounche de crème, the putting up of the
house and lots more. Most importantly many Christian families attend Christmas service, where
Christmas carols are sang loudly and the story of Jesus birth is told. There are also the Christmas
concerts put on by the children. On the 26th the day after Christmas we have the public holiday, boxing
day where gifts are given to the poor.
Decorating of the Christmas Tree
Poinsettia a plant noted for the Christmas season