Christmas Tradition of Jesus

A description about Mexican Christmas traditions

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Christmas Tradition of Jesus

Nacimiento y Levantamiento

Nacimiento y Levantamiento

Nacimiento y Levantamiento

Nacimiento y Levantamiento

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Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day that people spend with family and friends. Everyone has traditions that we cherish deeply like I do.

  Every year my grandmother sets up a nacimiento del niño Jesus which is the birth of baby Jesus. She was given figurine of baby Jesus by her church to carry on her beliefs.

  On Christmas Eve at midnight, Jesus’ birth is celebrated by singing songs and walking around asking for posada. A posada is a reenactment of the Census pilgrimage to Bethlehem by Mary and Joseph in search of a room. Baby Jesus is then placed into the nacimiento, Christmas songs are continued to be sung as he is laid down to sleep.

  In the month of January, my grandmother picks a day to where again we sing songs, but wake up baby Jesus from his sleep. This is called the levantamiento. We celebrate his awake with food, desserts, and honor him by placing him in his royal chair.  

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