Travel Reservation Hotline

Call and Book Your Hotel Now!

Domestic Toll-Free for US and Canada: 1-800-997-1438

Worldwide: +1-817-983-0682

Events, Entertainment

Celebrate Christmas in the Mexican way!

christmas-treee
Mexico City is known for its unique culture, traditions and ways of celebrations! This holiday season you can pay a visit to Mexico and celebrate their way!
Here is all that you need to know about the Mexican Christmas…!
bells
In Mexico, Christmas celebrations go on from December 12th to January 6th.From December 16th to Christmas Eve, Mexico celebrates the ‘Posadas’. the houses are decorated with greens, moss and paper lanterns for these Posadas. There is a Posada party held each day in families.  People gather together and play a typical game named piñata. In this play the game, children are taken in turns to hit the piñata with a stick with tied eyes, and they do so until it splits open and the sweets pour out. So, of you happen to be in Mexico and take a home stay, you can surely enjoy this typical festival in a very quintessential way!

'Nacimiento'means the nativity scenes,  are much admired in Mexico. There are big life size nativity scenes, and the figures used in Nacimientos are regularly made out of clay and are passed down through families. There are figures of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the Shepherds and Three Kings, which can also be seen in the markets of Mexico! While in Mexico do not miss to take the sight of Nascimento's!
nativity-scenes
The Evening of Christmas is celebrated as the 'Noche Buena' with family and friends. At midnight, many people go to a Midnight Mass service, which is called the 'Misa de Gallo'. At the night hour, the sky lights up with fireworks and Christmas lights. You cannot miss the chance to offer your prayers at the churches and witness the amazing dazzle which lightens up the sky at the night hour!
kid-with-gifts
The celebrations continue with glittering Christmas trees and the kids getting gifts from 'El Niñito Dios' (baby Jesus) & Santo Clós (Santa Claus) till 2nd February which is celebrated as is Candelaria which marks the end of the Mexican Christmas. Lots of people in Mexico City  have a big party for Candelaria with lots of fun and food at service! You will have all the restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, shopping malls and marketplaces alluring with amazing foods, coffees and products all this season!

While in Mexico City, you can have loads of fun and have  fantastic celebrations for Christmas and New Year in the Mexican way!

*All images are copyright to their respective owners

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.