Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Mexican Christmas Traditions

“There are many special traditions surrounding Christmas in Mexico. Some of these originated in Spain and others developed due to Mexico’s particular history. The festivities surrounding Christmas last through much of the month of December, but in fact, the Christmas season isn’t really over until February 2nd.

Although many Mexican families have Christmas trees, nativity scenes are a more common Christmas decoration and many families have elaborate Nativity scenes in their homes or yards and there are also many public nacimientos.

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