This is a little late because I’ve been busy baking for a few Christmas parties. I loved having my girlfriends for coffee this past Wednesday.
Let’s take a look at another country that celebrates Christmas – Mexico.
As you study Christmas Around the World, be sure to read about Las Posadas event in Mexico.
On December 16th, the first posada is held. Posada means “sheltering place” and reminds us of Mary & Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethelehem.
Las Posadas is like a parade in your local village. Many people, carrying candles & statues of Mary & Joseph, join the procession of the posada soon after dark.
Each night they search for lodging, reenacting Joseph & Mary’s journey. Each night they are told, “There is no room”, until Christmas.
On Christmas, one house is opened to everyone for food & dancing. At the party, they break a piñata, filled with candy and toys. Spanish songs are sung and games are played until the children are tired & ready for bed.
You can reenact a posada by having a procession to your home one evening this week. If you have several families, be sure to break a pinata.
Or, you can have your kids walk from bedroom to bedroom, if it’s too cold to go outside.
Even if you don’t have your “posada” on Christmas, your kids will have a better understanding of what happened that first Christmas.
For more ideas on celebrating Christmas in Mexico (or other countries), grab a copy of Christmas Around the World Unit Study
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