Christmas trees are becoming more popular in mexico but the main most important decoration is still the nacimiento christmas eve is known as noche buena and is a family day people often take part in the final posada and then in the evening have the main christmas meal. Christmas in mexico is celebrated during a season that begins near december 12 to january 6 candlemas on february 2 during this entire time one can see nativity scenes poinsettias and christmas shoes the season begins with celebrations related to the virgin for life the patroness of mexico followed by traditions such as las posadas and pastorelas. The festivities surrounding christmas last through much of the month of december but in fact the christmas season isnt really over until february 2nd read on to learn about some of the most important mexican christmas traditions there are numerous other celebrations in mexico during this month see our list of december festivals and events. Christmas in mexico is influenced by spanish as well as indigenous culture in this article well go through some of the traditions that people in mexico celebrate at christmas time but keep in mind that many of these customs and their celebration vary across mexico from region to region. The weather is warm and mild in mexico during the christmas season families shop for gifts ornaments and good things to eat in the market stalls called puestos they decorate their homes with lilies and evergreens family members cut intricate designs in brown paper bags to make lanterns called
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