# 13 A Mexican Christmas
Topic: HOLIDAY FUN
Dec 12th was Our Lady of Guadalupe day. Although I'm not Mexican, my sister and now my nephew attends the O.L.G. Catholic School in Hermosa Beach California. I can't remember when we didn't have a great time at O.L.G. church gatherings. The priest at the time was Father Ignacious, and he wore buffalo sandals with toe rings, and had both of his ears pierced. He had no problem marrying people on the beach barefoot. Most of the jewelry and robes he wore were gifts from peasants in other countries so you can imagine how colorful he was in his hand woven Ecuadorian robes and copper jewelry.
California has a large Mexican population and I remember having friends invite me to LAS POSADAS . For several days we walked around caroling, then praying, with a pinata at the end of the night . They always served tamales and the traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate. Catholic folk art has become very popular to collectors recently, especially carved santos.
CRAFTY CHICA Kathy Murillo always posts such great crafts on her site, I had to try her matchbox ornaments. They are so sweet, they look like little Mexican Retablos :}
There are so many wonderful cultural traditions during the holidays, but my favorites by far are the Mexican Christmas traditions.
Posted by oziahz
at 10:17 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 14 December 2006 5:34 PM EST