Published: 6-08-2012, 14:59

Christmas in Mexico: Decorations

Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico: Posadas, pastores, and novenas

Christmas in Mexico: Piñatas

Christmas in Mexico: Christmas foods

Christmas in Mexico: Christmas Activities

Christmas in Mexico: Innocents’ Day, Epiphany, and Candlemas

The Christmas season in Mexico begins in mid-December when many families retrieve their Nativity scenes from storage. Old pieces are cleaned and new figurines may be added to the family collection. In Mexico Nativity scenes are called nacimientos, which literally means "births.” The central figures of JosephMary, and the baby Jesus are referred to as misterios, or "mysteries.” Along with Nativity scenes, piñatas, and poinsettias, some families now add a Christmas tree to their home decorations.