Ever wonder what Christmas celebrations are like in another country? We did! That is why this December we are going to be studying Christmas celebrations in different cultures for our Christmas countdown. We are calling it the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World. Today is day 12, and it’s all about Christmas in Mexico!
The 12 Days of Christmas Around the World
Day 12: What is Christmas like in Mexico?
Verse of the Week
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
First Things First
- Read Psalm 107
Christmas in Mexico
Mexico celebrates Christmas from December 12th through January 6th and is filled with 9 Posadas (processions where Mary and Joseph look for a Inn in which to stay), piñatas, nativity scenes, poinsettias, and Three Kings Cake.
Books About Christmas in Mexico
- Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Etz and Aurora Labastida
- The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola
- Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
Copywork to Share
- Copy the following Bible verse onto some Christmas stationary, and share it with a friend or family member as an early Christmas present.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Psalm 107:31 (NIV)
- Play Christmas Mahjong
Want to participate in the entire 12 Days of Christmas Around the World? You can check out all the posts rights here on the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World home page. Be sure to pin it while you are at it so you can refer back to it year after year!