Hallacas are a traditional Venezuelan dish often enjoyed during the Christmas season. They are made by wrapping a corn dough around a filling of meat (beef and pork), olives, raisins, capers, and guiso (a seasoned mixture). The corn dough is usually colored with annatto, and each hallaca is wrapped in plantain leaves, tied, and then boiled or steamed. This dish holds cultural significance in Venezuela and is a cherished part of holiday traditions.