Mexico celebrates Christmas somewhat differently than the United States celebrates Christmas. Many people who celebrate a Mexican Christmas do so by going to a church service on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. These church services in Mexico usually include going to Mass with the entire family. Sometimes Christmas Mass is held before and after dinner. Christmas in Mexico seems to take on more of a religious significance over all than Christmas in the United States. A Mexican Christmas celebration seems to focus on paying homage and prying to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. In addition, people may use rosaries and crosses while prying to God and Jesus during Christmas. Moreover, it has been claimed that many people in Mexico plan pilgrimages to either Rome to visit the Pope or to Bethlehem in order to feel closer to the sprits of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This is because they want to visit the place where they believe that the holiday of Christmas began. This is because the holiday of Christmas is supposed to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. In addition, People who live in Mexico obviously travel to Rome Italy or to Bethlehem during Christmas because they truly believe that a Mexican Christmas can take place anywhere in the world.
A Mexican Christmas also centers on much traditional and delicious food. A Mexican Christmas usually has some traditional Mexican foods on the Christmas dinner table. Some traditional Mexican cuisine that is a part of a Mexican Christmas includes, beef, chicken, or pork tamales; in fact the tamales that are prepared for a Mexican Christmas can and often are mixed with at least two different meats such as chicken and beef. However, pork tamales seem to be the most popular type of tamales prepared for Christmas in a Mexican household. Other great and very delicious foods that are prepared for a Mexican Christmas feast could and often do include Mexican rice, deviled eggs, tortilla chips with homemade guacamole dip, Carne Asada, Albondigas soup which is a meatball soup with a variety of vegetables, tacos, flautas, and fried ice cream. A Mexican Christmas is quite a delicious Christmas. Ole! Children in Mexico can sometimes expect to have to break open piñatas to retrieve some of their Christmas presents.