Christmas In Mexico Research Paper

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When you hear the word Christmas, what do you think about. Well, in other countries, people might think differently, like in Mexico. In Mexico, people have a variety of Christmas traditions. Christmas in Mexico is celebrated from December 12 to January 6. The weather is sunny and does not impact their traditions at all. The people decorate their houses with evergreens, moss, and paper lanterns and also there is a Nativity scene in every house. Then at 12:00 p.m. on December 25, bells are rung, whistles are blown, and fireworks are shot into the sky to announce the birth of Jesus. Mexican civilians do an event known as a Posada procession. This tradition tells about how Mary and Joseph were looking for a place to stay. There are nine Posadas, which represent how many days it took to get from Nazareth to Bethlehem. When the last Posada is found, a baby Jesus is put in a life size Nativity scene. After the Posada, the people head to church.…show more content…
On Epiphany, people eat a cake known as Rosca de Reyes. When the children wake up the next morning there are toys and gifts and sweet. There are also figures of the three kings, which is a Mexican version of Santa Claus. People in Mexico have a variety of Christmas traditions. Their Christmas traditions are not affected by the weather at all. They have Posada processions to tell how Mary and Joseph had Jesus in a stable. People in southern Mexico celebrate Epiphany, which is the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Their Christmas traditions are based on the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of
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