In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th to January 6th. From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the 'Posada' processions or Posadas.. There are nine Posadas. These celebrate the part of the Christmas story where Joseph and Mary looked for somewhere to stay.
The celebrations, known as â€œPosadas,â€ started nine days before â€œNoche Buena,â€ or Christmas Eve. The Posadas were a reenactment of Mary and Joseph looking for lodging before Christ's birth.. The most important part of the evening was placing the Baby Jesus in his manger in the Nativity scene.
In Mexico the main Christmas celebration is called las posadas. This refers to processions the reenact Joseph and Mary's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. These processions start nine days before Christmas because the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem took nine days.
Christmas Traditions in Mexico - The Mexican celebration of Christmas begins. Families begin the nine-day observance of las posadas by reenacting the Holy .