Celebrating Christmas 2015 in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrations of Christmas in Brazil are similar to many held around the world with the main focus points on family, gift-giving, religious observances, togetherness, and holiday meals. Traditionally most Brazilians celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Most businesses close early, then at home, gifts are exchanged and a Christmas meal is traditionally served that night.

The dishes of the main traditional meal can vary slightly throughout Brazil due . . .

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