Mexico

La Flor de Noche Buena – [Poinsettia]

La Flor de Noche Buena (Euphorbiaceae), meaning “Christmas Eve Flower” because its leaves turn red around late December. It is indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala, cultivated by the Aztecs for use as antipyretic medication to...

What do you need to host a Posada?

One of the things I miss most from my childhood was “Las Posadas”. When I was young I waited for a whole year to break a piñata during “Las Posadas,” because that was the only...

Las Posadas – History. Dec. 16th – Dec. 24th.

In the United States, it is a tradition to have Christmas Carolers, and children performing a Nativity Play. In Mexico, many of the Christian traditions started as a way convert indigenous people to Catholicism. Las...