Quirky Christmas traditions around the world

One long party

On each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas, Mexicans hold a posada, a procession and performance that re-creates Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Participants form a procession in the streets that takes them to the door of an inn. The procession often involves caroling and candles, and ends in a party that often features pinatas and tamales.

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