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Christmas in Mexico © Christina Bainbridge www. bainbridgeclass. com
Hola! Welcome to Mexico! My name is Daniel. I live in Mexico City and I’d be happy to show you around and tell you about how we celebrate Christmas, or as we call it, La Posada! Let’s go!
La Posada celebrates the travel that Mary and Joseph took before Jesus was born. It takes place nine days before Christmas Eve.
Each night, families go from house to house looking for a place to stay, just like Mary and Joseph did. When they find shelter, the families pray and sing songs. On Christmas Eve, we go to church and sing songs at a midnight Mass.
We don’t have a Santa Claus in Mexico. Instead the Three Wise Men bring gifts to good children on January 6 th, “el dia de Reyes” or The Day of the Kings. This is the day the Three Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus, so that is when they bring them to good children too!
It’s time for my favorite tradition… the piñata! We are blindfolded, spun around, and then get a chance to try and break the piñata! There are goodies inside!
Wish me luck! I’m going to try and break the piñata!
That was so fun! It’s time for me to leave for La Posada with my family. I wonder who will give us shelter tonight?
I hope that you had fun learning about our traditions! Feliz Navidad!