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Christmas Traditions around the world: Mexico


When you think about Christmas, you assume snow and cold, but not in Mexico. When it comes to Christmas down south the weather is warm and mild during the holiday season. Families decorate their homes with colorful flowers, moss, lanterns and evergreens.

From December 16 until Christmas Eve families participate in Las Pasadas for nine nights. The children are given candles and figures of Mary and Joseph. Many Mexican children receive gifts from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

The children sing about Joseph and Mary asking for a room in the house, and when they are told that there is no room...

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