1- Santo Tomas. 2- Christmas in Basque Country. 3- Olentzero’s history 4- Olentzero’s song. 5- Christmas Day. 6- New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. 7-

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1- Santo Tomas.
2- Christmas in Basque Country.
3- Olentzero’s history
4- Olentzero’s song.
5- Christmas Day.
6- New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
7- Three Wise Men Day.


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Santo Tomas is a winter market,
that we celebrate the 21th
December.
All the farmers go to Bilbao to sell
their farm products.
“Talo” (round mais flower flat
bread with red sausage).
And there is the option of winning a
big pig.


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If you happen to find
yourself in Euskal Herria
during the Christmas season,
you may be surprised to
witness children marching
through the streets carrying
a life-size figure of a man
dressed in the historic
clothing of the Basque
peasant farmer. This figure
is a representation of
Olentzero, a very special
part of the Basque Christmas
tradition.


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The story of
Olentzero is one that
has seen many
changes over the
centuries. Nowadays,
the tale of Olentzero
closely resembles that
of characters such as
Santa Claus and
Father Christmas.

In this children’s story,
Olentzero begins his life
as an abandoned infant
who is found and raised
by a fairy. After
blessing the baby with
the gifts of “Strength,
Courage, and Love”, the
fairy leaves him with a
childless couple who
raise him as their own.
Many years later,
following the death of
his adopted parents,
Olentzero began making
toys that he would
distribute to orphans in
a nearby town.
Is on 24 of December.


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Olentzero joan zaigu
Mendira lanera
Intenzioarekin
Ikatz egitera.
Aditu duanean
Jesus jaio zela
Lasterka etorri da
Berri ematera

Horra, horra, gure Olentzer
Pipa hortzean duela
Eserita dago
Kapoiak ere baitu
Arraultzatxuekin
Bihar meriendatzeko
Botil ardoakin
Olentzero buru handia
Entendimentuz jantzia
Bart arratsean
Edan omen du
Hamar erruko zahagia!
Ai urde tripa handia!
Ai urde tripa handia!


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And in 25th December we
celebrate Christmas Day, as in
all Europe.


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New Year's Eve is on
December 31, the final day of
the Gregorian year, and the
day before New Year's Day.
We have a dinner with our
family and at twelve o’clock
with the bells we eat 12
grapes.
In new year’s day we have a
lunch with our family.


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After Jesus was born, wise men
came to look for Him, from an
area which is now in either Iran
or Saudi Arabia. Although they
are often called the "Three
Kings“ (Melchor, Gaspar and
Baltasar), the Bible does not say
how many there were, or that
they were kings. Three is only a
guess because they brought with
them three gifts.


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