December 24 appears on the social calendars for Spanish-speaking residents of:
• Caribbean, Central, North, and South America;
• Europe (Spain);
• Southeast Asia (Philippines);
• Supra-Saharan Africa (Ceuta, Melilla near northern Morocco).
The date evokes cultural activities and religious obligations. In the above-listed bio-geographies whose micro-cultures include English and Spanish bi-culturalism and bi-lingualism, it gets called:
• Christmas Eve;
• La Nochebuena;
• La Noche Buena.
One such venue is Calle Ocho. Eighth Street operates as the major thoroughfare in the Cuban and Cuban-American neighborhood of La Pequeña Habana (Little Havana) in Miami, Florida. Its traffic patterns peak on such dates as December 24, when the guests, residents, and tourists enjoy the feasts and feats mentioned in “La Noche Buena.”