What is Christmas like in Mexico?

I have never spent Christmas in Mexico, so this morning, I asked this question of one of my new Mexican friends here in Oklahoma. This is what she said:

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There are Christmas carols, presents, good food, and decorations in Mexico just like there are in America, but there are some differences in how they do things. She says that in America, there seems to be more focus on Christmas day, but in Mexico, they focus more on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve, families gather. On Christmas Eve, they have fiestas, big parties.

You can see the Christmas decorations in the background, and this is from a fiesta day in Mexico. Photo by Rafael Mendoza on Pexels.com

At the fiesta, they will have a piñata. A piñata is a paper mache animal with candy in the middle. People take turns putting on a blind fold and hitting at the piñata that is suspended in air with a big stick. When someone finally hits the piñata and breaks it open, candy goes everywhere, and all the kids scramble trying to get the candy. She says on New Year’s Eve, they do the same, have a big fiesta and a piñata. She also says there is a lot of dancing at the fiestas.

Here is a picture of them hitting a piñata with sticks.//Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com

She says that she is not so sure how many big parties they are having right now in Mexico. She thinks it is quite a few less than before because Mexico has violence problems right now. With the drug gangs, came violence. She says that is the reason so many of the have come into America, to get away from the violence in Mexico.

Christmas in Mexico. Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com
The violence in Mexico is upsetting everyone’s lives. Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com

5 thoughts on “What is Christmas like in Mexico?”

    1. I wrote a blog about it. I hope you read it. I have never spent Christmas in Mexico, but this morning, a Mexican lady told me about Christmas in Mexico so I could share with you guys what she said.

  1. Mexico is such a beautiful wonderful country. I live in Texas so I encounter Mexicans every day. I don’t wish to stereotype but…they are some of the happiest people on earth. Family is absolutely the most important thing to them. Many generations live together. They take care of one another. And all of those “evil” immigrants who come to Texas? They work twice as hard as us lazy Americans. They are good citizens. They wish to have opportunities just so they can give back to their families and communities. Many days I drive past a place where new immigrant men stand for hours waiting for the chance that an American will give him a job just for the day. They are paid so little. And they wait there sometimes all day, in the rain, on weekends, all they want is a chance. They are the kind of people we as Americans should welcome here with open arms!

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