Holidays Around the World

Ms. Zsuppan's Class Explores Mexican Holiday Traditions

Introduction - Feliz Navidad

Mexico borders the United States to the south. It has a very rich culture full of many traditions. During the month of December many Christians celebrate Christmas. One of the traditions is Las Posadas which is a blend of a live nativity and a repeating, nightly parade. The people of Mexico celebrate the holidays with special food, stories, and dancing.

Las Posadas

Feliz Navidad and Las Posadas

Traditional Dance

The Mexican hat dance

Traditional Stories - The Legend of the Pointsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia Retold by Tomie DePaola

Poinsettia Legend