Christmas is celebrated all over the world, but of course each country has its own way of celebrating. Mexico is a country rich in culture, and each family celebrates Christmas with their own taste. In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated on December 25, a day after Noche Buena (December 24).
Mexico has people who take their culture very seriously, especially in the last month of the year. According to Maria Dolores, a 69-year-old woman from Puebla, Mexico, celebrations begin from December 12th, the day Catholics celebrate the Virgin Mary. Celebrations go until January 6th, the day in which the Three Kings bring their gifts to children.
“Our entire family reunites, we cook food for everyone and spend the night with each other. We eat a lot”, says Maria Dolores. She also states that “Christmas is important to me because it is the date in which all the family comes together and shares happiness and good vibes.”
Maria Dolores mentioned that the food on Christmas Day varies from tacos, moles, tortas, to tamales, and pozole.
Families gather, each member brings their own food to collaborate with the celebration and bring joy and happiness to each other. Families take this day to celebrate life, and especially in days like this in which people are afraid that their loved ones might not be here next year.