Three generations of Panamanians helped me welcome in Christmas Morning.
Contrary to the rest of the year, the Christmas Eve dinner is large. Typically, I have adopted the habit of eating light in the evening. On Christmas Eve, we had ham, plantain, fruit, rice and a potato salad.
All the packages were opened that evening. This is really a good thing because it allows you to sleep late on Christmas Day. There were a few extra gifts that Santa left after the kiddos went to bed.
At midnight all of Panama lights up with fireworks. It goes on for at least 30 minutes and then begins to die down. Firecrackers will continue to go off at random from now until New Years when there will be another large display.
There is a large amount of fireworks sold at this time of year. Me, I just watch and listen.