Celebrations

Festival of Light

St. Lucia Day (5:00 AM)

  • Eldest daughter brings breakfast to family in their rooms.

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Posadas (9:00 PM)

  • Parade posadas_peregrinos
  • Innsposada-home
  • Water Filled Piñata
  • Confetti Filled Piñata
  • Treat Filled Piñata

Christmas Eve

  • Hanging Stockings and Placing Shoes by the Hearth
  • Gift Exchange
  • Hiding the Brooms
  • Bonfire

Navidad (Midnight)

  • Gift Exchange
  • Midnight Meal and Bonfire
  • Eat the Good Luck Pudding.
  • Light Sparklers
  • Jump over the ashes 3x and make a wish

Little Feast

  • Little Feast Meal
  • Gift Exchange (New Clothes)
  • Change into New Clothes

Christmas

  • Decorations
  • Stockings and shoes are filled with gifts and candy.
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  • Open Presents
  • Picnic
  • Swinging in the Sun
  • Everyone puts their name in the Urn of Fate.
  • Bonfire
  • Pairs of names are drawn from the Urn of Fate.
  • Pairs jump over the ashes of the Bonfire as friends for the coming year.

Twelfth Night

  • Christmas Decorations are taken down.
  • Taking shoes from all who enter. Secretly putting candy and money at bottom of guests shoes.
  • Edible decorations are eaten.
  • Choosing the Twelfth Night King and Queen. by eating the Tortell and King Cakes.
  • House Blessing.
  • Children ring bells.