The main Christmas celebration in Mexico is called Las Posadas and begins nine days before Christmas. This is a reenactment of Joseph and Mary's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Friends and family members divide themselves into two groups - pilgrims and innkeepers. The pilgrims travel from house to house asking for shelter and are refused at each until they finally reach the house where an alter and Nativity scene have been set up. Here the pilgrims are welcomed in with great rejoicing, a traditional prayer is spoken, and the party begins. Food and drink are served and then children take turns trying to break open the piñata.
Handmade Hojalata (Tin Art) decorations are great for any type of celebration. Hang them from trees, on walls or as a string across a decorated room. They sparkle and shine and are impossible to ignore adding style and flair to any event. We love them.