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Festivals in Andalucia Due to the Coronavirus restrictions in Andalucia most traditional festivals and parades have been cancelled until at least mid Summer 2021. Smaller static events are able to take place if the organisors can ensure social distancing. Keep up to date with the latest info about Coronavirus in Andalucia, Spain.

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Christmas is just not Christmas without your turron. © iStock
Christamas is just not Christmas without your turron. © iStock

5 Fascinating Facts about Christmas

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DIY ANDALUCIAN CHRISTMAS: Everything you need to make your house into a genuine seasonal Andaluz home

To make your house look like a real, traditional, with-bells-on Andalucian Christmas home, you need the following: a belen (nativity scene, see Fact 4); a pointsettia, a small red plant (also known as flor de pascua, Easter flower, and estrella de navedad, Christmas star); a jamon, ideally pata negra if your crisis-embattled budget can manage it; various sweet biscuits such as the shortbread-like mantecados (veggie alert! main ingredient is pork lard) and polvorones, preferably from Estepa in Seville; turron (nougat); and roscos navideños, sweet ring-shaped bread flavoured with fruit and spices. Once you've got all that, you just need a horde of noisy, boisterous, tipsy relatives.