Dominicans get prepare to celebrate Christmas Eve with family

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SD residents said they will spend the holidays in their homes with family

Dominicans pay attention to nochebuena every year

Today, December 24th, Dominicans prepare to celebrate Christmas Eve, a holiday where many decide to meet with family and friends to share traditional dishes of the time and celebrate together.

Diario Libre made a tour of the streets of Santo Domingo to see the plans of the Dominicans for this important date full of emotions.

Most of the respondents said they decided to stay in the capital, while others traveled to the different provinces of the country, all with one goal in common, spend Christmas Eve as a family.

For Dionisia Enríquez, housewife, the important thing at this time is to spend it in family and tranquility. He says that although many of the products that are used for these dates as fruits, pork, among others, have risen considerably in price, will try to make a modest dinner, but that is to the liking of their loved ones.

Spend it with family and enjoy a dinner made of baked chicken, lasagna and various salads, plus some drinks to “brighten up” the night, is the plan of Yudelkis Perez. He says that every year he prepares to have fun with his family.

While Santa Garcia decided to spend it in the church to which he visited, to give thanks to God for what was obtained during this year.

Fresnel of Jesus, who resides in Monte Plata and came to Santo Domingo to make Christmas shopping with his wife and daughter, expresses that you want to spend it in the tranquility of your home with your loved ones. He came to the capital for clothes and shoes for the family, to spend the Christmas holidays in the best way possible according to their possibilities.

Typical dishes

In the Dominican Republic Christmas Eve dinner varies according to the region and the economic possibilities of Dominicans, but usually among the dishes that can be found in homes on the night of December 24 is pork in Puya, the Russian salad , leaf cakes, baked chicken, TV, among others.

The cost of the Christmas dinner varies according to the quantity and variety of the dishes.

In previous years, according to journalistic investigations, it was around the RD $4000 and 5000 pesos for a family of six people, middle class. This year it stays the same or with few variations.

The reunion

The Christmas festivities are the opportune time to meet with the family, many take advantage of the holidays to travel to the different points of the country to see their loved ones and enjoy together the Christmas Eve dinner.

Also hundreds of Dominicans living abroad, especially the United States, take the opportunity to return to the country during these festivities.

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