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Pase del Nin

English translation: passing of the child

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Spanish term or phrase:pase del niño
English translation:passing of the child
Entered by: Brie Vernier
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03:00 Dec 26, 2005
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Spanish term or phrase: Pase del Nin
Pase del Nin

a term related to Christmas
Bill Lao
Local time: 14:51
passing of the child
Explanation:
It is actually Spanish ...

A central component of our Christmas celebration is the "pase del niño, literally "passing of the child". The main theme is the adoration of the infant Jesus, and a figure of Jesus, often an antique dating from the colonial period, is often found in almost every house. Tradition says that being in possession of a Jesus figure will bring good luck, and every year the figure is "passed on" to other "godparents". Those who have Jesus figure in their possession have the role of priestess and they are responsible for organizing the church festival . The most colorful is the "pase del niño festival" in Cuenca. It's easy to see that Cuenca is an area with a tradition of emigrating to the United States. Lots of children and adults show off their American clothing or their cowboy boots at the "pase del niño" festival. The horses in the procession are decked out with dollars. It's incredible how many American presents and sweets are handed out to the children on the street.
On Chritmas Eve all Jesus figures are taken to the midnight mass to be blessed...
On the first of December, we start putting a Christmas tree in our houses. They're decorated with lights and ornaments. We fix a Christmas stable with a manger, Joseph, Maria, the shepherds, and little statues of animals. We also use to send Christmas cards in those days. We place the Chirstmas presents under the tree, which are bought for our relatives and friends. We decorate the doors of the houses with different Chirstmas decorations...

But perhaps you are actually looking for "Pase del Niño Viajero", for which there is a lot of information on the Internet, see e.g.

http://gosouthamerica.about.com/od/christmas/a/QuitoQuenca.h...
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Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 08:51
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thanks you Brie!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Brie Vernier


  

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pase del niño
passing of the child


Explanation:
It is actually Spanish ...

A central component of our Christmas celebration is the "pase del niño, literally "passing of the child". The main theme is the adoration of the infant Jesus, and a figure of Jesus, often an antique dating from the colonial period, is often found in almost every house. Tradition says that being in possession of a Jesus figure will bring good luck, and every year the figure is "passed on" to other "godparents". Those who have Jesus figure in their possession have the role of priestess and they are responsible for organizing the church festival . The most colorful is the "pase del niño festival" in Cuenca. It's easy to see that Cuenca is an area with a tradition of emigrating to the United States. Lots of children and adults show off their American clothing or their cowboy boots at the "pase del niño" festival. The horses in the procession are decked out with dollars. It's incredible how many American presents and sweets are handed out to the children on the street.
On Chritmas Eve all Jesus figures are taken to the midnight mass to be blessed...
On the first of December, we start putting a Christmas tree in our houses. They're decorated with lights and ornaments. We fix a Christmas stable with a manger, Joseph, Maria, the shepherds, and little statues of animals. We also use to send Christmas cards in those days. We place the Chirstmas presents under the tree, which are bought for our relatives and friends. We decorate the doors of the houses with different Chirstmas decorations...

But perhaps you are actually looking for "Pase del Niño Viajero", for which there is a lot of information on the Internet, see e.g.

http://gosouthamerica.about.com/od/christmas/a/QuitoQuenca.h...


    Reference: http://rai.ucuenca.edu.ec/concelt/english/projectfragments/p...
Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 08:51
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
thanks you Brie!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxAlfa Trans
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, Marju, and Merry Christmas!

agree  Will Matter: Good answer. Belated Merry Christmas.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks, Will -- still Christmas here in Germany! Seasons greetings to you ...

agree  Cristina Chaplin
16 hrs
  -> Thanks, Awana
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