the streets running the length of the city and hold an all night toy flea market drawing thousands. X (Image: federicofoto/iStock/Getty Images the Mexican culture is rich with traditions, especially when it comes to celebrating holidays. Pastorelas are special plays with focus on the shepherds. Most often nacimiento is a small house with puppets of animals, Mary, her husband and the Magi.
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Most often, these sculptures carry a religious theme. The first "bag of sweets" appeared in China, Marco Polo brought this tradition to Europe, and then the Spaniards brought it to Mexico. The first thing to know about celebrating Christmas in Mexico is that most everybody takes off the last two weeks in December - spend more time with the family, visit with old friends, even make new friends.
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The modern day celebrations are a combination of Mexican, Spanish, American and English customs. Kind of like a round loaf of American Cinnamon Rolls. The Baby is hidden representing the need to find a safe place where King Herod would not find the young Jesus. When all of guests come into the house, the celebration begins. Once there, those in the Book of Exodus attendance pray, leave favors, sing and dance. The nativity scene is the centerpiece of a Mexican Christmas, even more so than a Christmas tree. According to popular legend the tradition originated in Mexico, when two children Maria and Pablo were looking for flowers/gifts to offer Christ on Christmas. Mexicans think carefully about what dishes to prepare for the Christmas table, how to decorate their home to everyone who came to visit admire the beauty of decorations, how to dress themselves, to not be ashamed later looking a Christmas photo; what gifts to buy.
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