There are many special traditions surrounding Christmas in Mexico. Some of these originated in Spain and others developed due to Mexico's unique and particular history. The festivities surrounding Christmas last through much of the month of December, but in fact, the Christmas season isn't well and truly over until February 2nd.
The traditional Christmas parties, the Posadas officially begin on the 16th of December one each day for nine days leading up to Christmas day.
Although many Mexican families have Christmas trees, nativity scenes are a more common Christmas decoration and many families place elaborate Nativity scenes in their homes or yards. The nacimiento is usually set up on December 16th (the day that the Posadas begin), the baby Jesus is added at night on December 24th and the three kings are added on January 5th when traditionally gifts are exchanged.
The Christmas season here in Mexico is a warm and joyous time of giving and receiving and much like our hand made architectural lighting it´s colorful, loud, full of flavor and joy!
Although we will be working throughout the season making and delivering our final orders as always we are looking forward to this warm and reflective time of the year to share with family and friends new and old. We wish you all the very warmest for the season and look forward to seeing you in the new year – Felices fiestas!