Christmas In Mexico By Ms. Brassfield’s Class

Los Posados

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Our class is learning about Mexico and how it celebrates Christmas. In Mexico Christmas is a religious holiday. They focus on the birth of Jesus and the Nativity. They start celebrating their Christmas on December 16th. It is called Los Pasados. For nine days they celebrate before Christmas Eve or Bueno Noche’ “Good Night”

This is a time of celebration when Mexican children have the Posadas before Christmas. christmas3For nine days they dress up like Joseph and Mary and lead the neighborhood children from house to house singing a songs that asks for a place to stay where the baby Jesus can be born. Singers inside the houses they pass sing a song that refuses to let them stay there.

Finally, they arrive at the third house where they are invited in. Once they let them in, the group of guests comes into the home and kneels around the Nativity scene to pray the Rosary and they then they have a party. Usually, there are severalpinata008 piñatas filled with wrapped candies and small toys. The kids, one by one, are blind-folded, given a strong stick and allowed their turn at whacking the piñata until it breaks and the toys and candy spill out.
The Posados starts on December 16th and lasts until December 24th with each family taking a turn hosting the party.

2 responses

  1. ilene Goldstein-Harnett

    Hello Mrs. Brassfield’s Class,
    WOW! It must be fun celebrating with family in Mexico. Can you imagine celebrating in a different house for nine days? I can’t wait to learn more about Mexico in your class project. Keep up the great work! Fondly, Mrs. Harnett

    December 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm

  2. 373rsunnyside

    Thank you for sharing your post with us. We read a story about Los Posados. It was fun to see how the children in Mexico dress up for the celebration. We would like to see what surprises are inside that pinata!

    Happy Holidays from the students at Sunnyside

    December 22, 2008 at 12:29 am

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