Christmas Eve Porteño-style

25 Dec

We got a taste of how they do things in Buenos Aires for Christmas Eve. It sounded like a war zone outside so we had to check it out. The height of the “show” lasted for over two solid hours starting at 11:30pm, and even at 3:00am, we could still hear them.

This is a far cry from the usually mellow, indoors Christmas Eves we celebrate in the United States. Seasons probably have a lot to do with that. Because when summer hits in the U.S., we also hit up the firework stands.


Local news reported an increase in injuries from the fireworks this year, including one death. Spanish article. English article.

5 Responses to “Christmas Eve Porteño-style”

  1. David S December 26, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    Feliz Navidad, Stephen and Maggie! Love the soulfulness of the Argentine celebrations!
    A bit carefree, but pure too! Wishing you great happiness during this Holiday Season!

    God Bless and Protect YOU!


    • Stephen December 26, 2011 at 2:31 am #

      Feliz Navidad! Glad you enjoyed. We hear that New Year’s Eve gets even crazier. Not sure if that’s good or not. :)

  2. Sarah December 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Merry Christmas from the quiet streets of Worthington. We wish you good tidings of great joy

  3. TVA December 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Amazing!!! This video helped me to understand what my wife Kitty means when she says her childhood memories of Christmas and New Years is soooooooooo different than her experiences since moving to the USA from the Philippines. She moved here when she was 20 and misses her experiences of the holiday celebrations she had growing up…much like you witnessed there. Thank you Stephen for sharing your experience with me :-) TVA

    • Stephen December 31, 2011 at 11:26 am #

      Awesome. Glad we help! It really is a very different form of celebration.

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