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Wood Nacimiento from Oaxaca

Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity s... Read More

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Pavo Relleno

Pavo Relleno de Navidad: Stuffed Turkey

Pavo Relleno de Navidad: Stuffed Turkey 1 6-8 lb turkey 2 tb butter 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 2 lbs ground pork 1 green apple, peeled, cored & chopped ¼  cup toasted slivered almonds ¼  cup raisins 2 medium tomatoes peeled, seeded & chopped 2 chiles jal... Read More

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Traditional Pastorela

Carry on the Tradition: Stage Your Own Pastorela

Read it in Spanish by Angelica Galicia Writing and staging a pastorela is a highly entertaining activity, and because of this, almost every Mexican school produces one with its students to celebrate Christmas. The basic argument of every pastorela consists in the vicissitudes of some she... Read More

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Traditional Christmas Recipes - Book Cover

Traditional Christmas Recipes

Atole   Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli... Read More   Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix.. Read More   Chocolate Caliente Heat  milk over medium flame. Break  chocola... Read More

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Bunuelos Sweet Fritters

Buñuelos de Navidad Recipe – Christmas Sweet Fritters

  10 servings Ingredients 2 cups water 1 lb. flour 2 whole eggs 1 egg yolk 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp  anisette 9 oz. lard 9 oz. piloncillo -raw sugar Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix and sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in the eggs, ... Read More

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Music

Traditional 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, either denying shelter or offering their house, would sing the verses on the second column.          ... Read More
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