Christmas in Mexico

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Scenes of a Mexican Christmas

La Posada

Mexico's main Christmas celebration is called La Posada, which is a religious procession that reenacts the search for shelter by Joseph and Mary before the birth of Jesus. During the procession, the people go from house to house carrying the images of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter. Traditionally Posadas are celebrated 9 days before Christmas

The Poinsettia

Santa Claus is not a central part of their traditions, but the bright red suit is represented in the mexican flower of the season. This flower is the poinsettia, which has a red star-shaped flower. It is believed that a young boy walking to church to see the nativity scene had realized that he had no gift to offer the Christ child so he gathered up some plain green branches as he walked in he was laughed at but while placing the branches near the manger they started to bloom a bright red poinsettia flower on each branch.

La Misa Del Gallo

Mexicans attend a midnight mass service which is called la Misa Del Gallo or "the rooster's mass," and at the mass they sing lullabies to Jesus.
Authentic Christmas Tamales-Food Network


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