This last year I spent Christmas in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They celebrate Christmas a lot different there than in the States. It is tradition to go to church for a Christmas Eve service, and then go back home to eat a big dinner with family. Just like any other meal in Argentina, we didn't start eating until 10 pm (still early by Argentine standards). At 12 am, everybody around the whole city starts to celebrate Christmas by setting off their own fireworks in their backyards or in the streets. Jared, Hayden, and I celebrated Christmas with my friend Eugenia's family. We had a great time, and when people were letting off fireworks we went into the street so that way we could see all of the fireworks around their neighborhood. People were letting off fireworks for more than 30 minutes!
This was very cool to see how a different culture celebrates the same holiday, because where I'm from in the states it is so cold that nobody wants to be outside for more than 30 seconds. That 30 seconds is running from your car to the house...It was great to celebrate Christmas in warm weather! Enjoy the video!