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Once a year at Christmas, Mexican parents allow their children to break something. What is it?

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Children smash open a "piñata." It is a colorfully decorated, hollow animal or star made out of clay or paper-mache.
It is full of sweets, nuts, fruits and toys and is hung from the ceiling. The children are blindfolded and take turns trying to hit the "piñata" with a stick' until it breaks spilling its' contents onto the floor.

This happens during the nine days before Christmas, during the 'Las Posadas' celebrations, in which people get together to reenact Mary's and Joseph's difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter. 'Posad' is a Spanish word that means shelter or lodging.

The poinsettia is native to Mexico.
There is a legend connected with the flower. 'A little boy named Pablo was walking to the church in his village to visit the Nativity scene, when he realized he had nothing to offer the Christ Child. He saw some green branches growing along the roadside and gathered them up. Other children scoffed, but when he laid them by the manger, a brilliant red star-shaped flower appeared on each branch.'
Did you Know? Poinsettia Day is today, December 12th. It was declared in honor of the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, whom the plant is named after.

Children write letters to the Christ child instead of to Father Christmas.

On the eve of the Epiphany, children put their shoes at the end of their beds for the Three Magi to fill.


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Snowman Waving From the Top of The World My vote is to have Christmas traditions all year round. You see at Christmas time most people at least the ones I have met, always change just a little for the better around Christmas. I do not know whether or not it is the great yuletide Christmas carols, the festive atmosphere everywhere you go, or just some hidden part in all of us that screams out,
(I BELIEVE IN MORE THAN WHAT I SEE AROUND ME.)
You see, somewhere deep down inside we all believe in something better than we now have or see, and most of us feel a lot better when we help someone. Whether the person is in need or not, this feeling is what I call the feeling of Christmas, and we all should strive to feel this way all year long.

The feeling of the Christmas holidays is truly all about family, friends and celebrating all things good.

The Lord's birthday is swiftly coming
Christmas carols we're merrily humming,
Adoration and harmony spreads worldwide
As we eagerly await the happy Yuletide.

Enhance your Christmas, with Christmas poems and stories highlighted with your favorite Christmas carols. Christmas traditions are fast becoming a family way of life.
Poems are a simple way of inspiring others to join in on the Christmas traditions that love and poems bring to this Christmas holiday.

We'll be thinking of you and yours on Christmas day
So I guess there's just one more thing to say,
May God bless you, your lifetime through,
Merry Christmas and a real Happy New Year.


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