Spanish 1/2 La Noche de las velitas/ Little Candles Day- Colombian Tradition

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
11 pages
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December 7th is "Día de las velitas/ La noche de las velitas in Colombia, and this resource prepares you and your class to learn about this amazing Winter tradition.

*Contributors Carlos Quintero (Barranquilla) and Sandra Prieto (Bogotá).


  • What is La noche de las velitas?
  • How do families celebrate?
  • What are the typical foods?
  • How do they celebrate on the Coast of Colombia?

What's included in this resource?

1. Color PDF to use with students detailing the important elements of the holiday

2. Editable version for digital learning platforms

3. Glossary is included

4. New words and those specific to the celebration are footnoted so your students don't miss a beat!

5. Webquest: A conocer Colombia (there are two versions. One for more independent students and another version with multiple-choice options).

6. True/False exercise

7. Comprehension questions

8. Application activity

Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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