We’ve been looking through our archives and found a lot of post previously posted for this December season in the blog. Here’s a quick selection of our 3 favorites.

A mexican Christmas

When you travel abroad it is always interesting to see and experience different customs and this is certainly the case in Mexico. Mexicans celebrate Navidad with great gusto, surrounded by their families and deeply conscious of the reason for the festivities, the birth of Christ.

A Gift From Mexico

Did you know that the poinsettia, or nochebuena (Euphorbia pulcherrima) as it is called here, actually comes from Mexico? According to ancient lore, the Aztecs used its leaves and flowers for medicinal purposes and also to dye cotton cloth.

Epiphany in Mexico, the day of the Three Kings.

For Christians in many parts of the world, January 6, Epiphany or Three Kings Day has a special meaning and Mexico is no exception, it is marked by processions, masses and a joyous fiesta that brings families together. As this important festival commemorates the visit of the Three Kings or Magi bearing gifts to the Christ child, it is awaited eagerly by children throughout the country who traditionally receive presents on this day.

Is there a tradition or celebration from this season you’ve seen in Mexico and would love to learn more about? Share in the comments and we’ll do our research and write about it!