Feliz Navidad! How is Christmas commemorated in Mexico? There are classic Mexican Christmas customs, delicious Mexican Christmas food, fun events and much more. Keep reading to find out fascinating facts about Christmas in Mexico, as well as the history of Christmas in Mexico. Maybe you’ll be inspired to plan a Mexican vacation trip this year?
Las Posadas What are the customs in Mexico for Christmas? Well, you’ve most likely heard of the 12 days of Christmas in between December 25 and January 6. In Mexico(and much of Latin America), it’s a bit different. Las Posadas( which translates to”lodgings”or”shelter” )is a holiday event that takes place from December 16-25. The nine-day event represents the nine-month pregnancy of Mary, the mother of Jesus. This is a huge time in Mexican communities. If you’re taking a trip in Mexico throughout the vacations you will discover a selection of scriptural re-enactments of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter. The occasions are often accompanied by the singing of traditional carols(called villancicos)conventional Mexican Christmas decors called luces de Belen or “Bethlehem lights” and star-shaped piñatas filled with candy.Classic villancicos– One
Christmas Eve (known as Noche Buena)
and is followed by a late-night mass known as La Misa Del Gallo(The Mass of the Rooster)– so called since a rooster is thought to have actually crowed on the night when Jesus was born. After the mass, everyone delights in a standard feast (like most Mexican vacations ), including lots of food, such as romeritos, served with dried shrimp and potatoes in a tasty green mole sauce. This is likewise a fun time to enjoy a little Ponche Navideño, a warm Christmas punch made by simmering Mexican fruits with walking cane sugar andspices. It’ll warm you right up! Christmas Eve normally ends at midnight with the opening of presents. Then, it’s time to rest up for Christmas day itself– December 25 in Mexico is among the biggest events of the year.< img src ="https://www.barcelo.com/pinandtravel/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-9.jpg 1449w, https://www.barcelo.com/pinandtravel/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-9-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.barcelo.com/pinandtravel/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-9-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.barcelo.com/pinandtravel/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-9-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.barcelo.com/pinandtravel/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-9-1170x780.jpg 1170w, https://www.barcelo.com/pinandtravel/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-9-740x493.jpg 740w"alt="Mexican Christmas is celebrated with a variety of customs"width="1449"height="966"/ > Mexican Christmas Day Traditions After such a late night on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day in Mexico is usually a day for church
, relaxing with family– and food! A Mexican Christmas supper will typically start with oxtail soup with beans and hot chili. That’s followed by roasted turkey and a salad made from fresh fruits and vegetables. Another choice is pork and chorizo pozole. Pozole is a slow-cooked Mexican stew and it makes sure to end up being a household favorite if you try it this year. Usage Food and Red wine’s streamlined and simple recipe for pork and chorizo pozole!.?.!! And no Christmas is total without dessert. A favorite after-dinner Mexican Christmas food is a Buñuelo– a perfectly crispy, fried tortilla covered in cinnamon and sugar. ¡ Delicioso! You can try to make a Buñuelo this Christmas: check out a great dish from the Mexico In My Cooking area blog site. Dia De Los Santos Inocentes: April Fools … in December? Los Santos Inocentes(The Sainted Innocents)happens on December 28 and is dedicated to humorous little pranks, like putting salt in the sugar bowl. Trust no one!El Dia De Los Tres Reyes The holiday season ends on January 6 throughout El Dia De Los Tres Reyes(Day of the 3 Kings), which commemorates when the 3 Wise Men showed up bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. In some parts
of Mexico, children leave a shoe out on the night before, in hopes that the Wise Guys may leave something for them, too! The next day, there exist and rosco, a sweet round cake with candied fruits that grownups and children alike love.Barceló holiday offers and bundles Now that you know everything about Mexican Christmas, why not prepare your very own vacation in Mexico? Barceló’s all inclusive resorts off a wide selection of deals and plans that will get