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Christmas in Molinopampa..

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Decorating trees aren’t quite as big as Nativity scenes in the houses and institutions.  Folks will grab greenery from around the area and customize their nacimientos (or Nativity scenes) to their liking each year.  Typically these go up about a week before the big day and are taken down during the Epiphany, on January 5th.

Our family has been raising a pig to finally prepare for this day and the killing and processing has gone relatively smoothly.  Long spike knife is thrust into the chest through the ‘armpit’ and most hairs are singed before cleaning out the guts.  That’s it.  Dry the animal for a couple hours then start cooking up chunks to enjoy.  Plenty of Paneton and Chocolatadas as well are around to enjoy.

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Written by galbavy

December 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

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  1. Merry Christmas
    Dad

    ed

    December 26, 2013 at 3:46 am

  2. […] cecina, mortilla, etc to the entire community for this week.  Much like the new years pig (Here), killing and processing took most of the day.  But it was a nice relaxing experience and we could […]


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