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Christmas in Mexico

All you ever wanted to know about Mexican Christmas celebrations including Mexican Christmas traditions, how Christmas in Mexico is celebrated with posadas, calendas and nacimientos, right up to the New Year and Dia de Reyes (Kings Day).

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Christmas in Mexico
There are some very special traditions surrounding Christmas celebrations in Mexico.

Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24.

In Mexican Christmas celebrations, Santa takes a back seat. Nativity scenes, called "nacimientos" in Spanish, are an important part of Mexican Christmas traditions.

The pointsettia is originally from Mexico where it is known as the Flor de Nochebuena. Find out more about this Mexican Christmas flower.

Christmas in Mexico Photos
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations.

King's Day in Mexico
King's Day is celebrated on January 6 in Mexico. This is the day that Mexican children receive gifts brought by the 3 kings.

Posada Song
Lyrics and translation of the Mexican Christmas Posada song, which is sung in traditional posadas.

Radish Night in Oaxaca
"Noche de Rabanos," is celebrated every December 23rd in Oaxaca city's Zocalo. In this festival local craftspeople carve and assemble radishes to create elaborate scenes.

New Year's Eve in Mexico
Learn how Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve, and some traditions and superstitions that have to do with this holiday.

Rosca de Reyes
Find out what Rosca de Reyes is and the traditions surrounding it.

Mexican Christmas Foods
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.

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