Christmas Traditions and Customs in Mexico
World Book’s Christmas in Mexico is a richly illustrated, 80-page volume about Christmas traditions in Mexico. The text and illustrations combine to show how people celebrate a favorite Mexican holiday, from its roots in pagan rituals to its continued relevance in modern times.
When is Christmas in Mexico? How is Christmas celebrated in Mexico? Christmas in Mexico begins with the ways that people prepare for the holiday in their homes and in their cities. The book explains the ancient blend of Spanish and Indian culture that resulted in the Mexican celebration of Christmas, depicts how streets and homes are decorated, and describes the delectable foods families savor during this special time. From traditional nativity scenes called nacimientos to posadas (processions), pastorelas (Christmas plays), and unique customs specific to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Christmas in Mexico captures the spirit of the holiday in this Latin American nation. Also included are details about other Mexican holidays that are celebrated at this time—the Day of the Innocents, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Three Kings’ Day, and Candlemas.
Christmas Around the World:
Christmas in Mexico is a part of World Book’s Christmas Around the World series. Each volume includes detailed recipes for traditional Christmas foods, illustrated instructions for traditional national crafts, and words and music to beloved carols. The text is suitable for all grade levels.