vintage photo from my grandparents' home, circa 1970s or 1960s
Tonight families gather to celebrate each other and to honor the Eve of Christ’s birth.
Those who are far away are missed more than ever.
Those who have passed away are always remembered.
A feast is prepared and enjoyed amidst laughter and song.
At midnight, bells ring to announce La Misa del Gallo, midnight mass with choir and candlelight.
Esta noche es Noche-Buena
Y no es noche de dormir.
– old Spanish verse
originally posted in 2007