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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 scen... Read More

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The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs... Read More

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Candlemass Day February 2 The End of The Christmas Season

The Christmas Season in Mexico ends on el Día de la Candelaria, Candlemass Day, celebrated every February 2.    Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of Jesus' birth. This day also celebrates the ritual presentation of baby Jesus to God in the T... Read More

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Teaching in Mexico : Christmas in Mexico

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?!Well, my first Christmas here and every one of them since have felt like the most wonde... Read More

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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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Noche Buena  Christmas in Mexico Copy - Book Cover

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico Copy

by May Herz What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas.... We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get her flowers and food, is completely transformed... Read More
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