This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Mexico. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Mexican Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
Color is provided by the brilliant red of the "Flower of the Holy Night," or poinsettia. A popular custom is the posada; beginning December 16, processions go from house to house carrying the images of Joseph and Mary, re-enacting their quest for lodging. On La Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) a shrine of flowers and cedar boughs is prepared for the Christ Child, whose image is placed in it at midnight, with luminaires adding a special glow. On Christmas Day children attempt to break the piñata, a decorated earthenware figure filled with nuts, fruit, candy and trinkets. On the day of Epiphany, January 6, children receive gifts from the Wise Men.