Christmas in Mexico Cultural Articles

  • Christmas in Mexico
    What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas....The first of nine posadas is held on December 16..... In Mexico City  they go to the Alameda Park, where dozens of photographers and vendors gather to offer their goods.

  • Three Kings Day
    So every year, on January 6, families all across Mexico gather around their tables to share the rosca de reyes.  And now, instead of finding a lima bean...

  • Christmas without Snow?
    Christmas in Mexico -- my first year in the country, I thought that was an oxymoron. How could it ever feel like Christmas here without snow on the ground; without a fire in the fireplace; without the fireplace?!

  • Posada Songs
    These are the traditional verses sung in the Posada.  The first group of neighbors that are asking for shelter would sing the verses on the first column. The neighbors responding,....

  • La Piñata
    It was not easy for the evangelists to change the entire belief in many gods ideology of the many different Indian populations, so they had to invent strategies ......and with huge weight of responsibility on their shoulders, the Franciscans found the answer...a piñata!

  • The Three Wise Men are Coming
    On the night, of January 5, the figurines of the Three Wise Men are added to the nativity scene. Before going to bed the children place their old shoes under their bed or in the living room....

  • December 12 Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe  Before the Christmas season "officially" begins on December 16, day when the first Posada takes place, Mexicans join together for the festivities of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12.    This is one of the most important dates in the Mexican calendar.  


  • Navidad Glossary

    Navidad: Christmas Day.   Nacimiento:     Nativity Crèche....


  • Mexican Christmas Proverbs & Riddles 
    Bajen la piñata bájenla un tantito que le den de palos poquito a poquito.....Lower de piñata, lower it a little let them hit it little by little.
  • ¡Qué Onda!  Pablo's School's Posada
    Qué onda! How are you?  I am very busy at school preparing for exams and practicing Christmas songs for our Posada.   Every year we have a posada on the last day of school before Christmas vacations.  


  • Mexican Traditonal Mexican Christmas RecipesRecipes:

*Ponche Navideño: Punch


*Chocolate Caliente

*Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters

*Ensalada de Navidad - Christmas Salad                                       



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