Feliz Navidad from the Hispanic Gallery

The iconic Christmas decoration in a Hispanic home is the nativity scene (Nacimiento). It is traditional to not put baby Jesus in the manger until Christmas Eve Night. The Hispanic Gallery displays a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments made of natural straw. Poinsettia plants are displayed at the base of the tree.

La Posada is an important Christmas custom observed for nine nights (Dec. 16th through the 24th) in Mexicao and some other HIspanic Countries. It is the reenactment of the the biblical account of Mary and Joseph looking for a place to spend the night.

Visit this gallery to learn more about this Christmas ethnic culture's celebrations.

Hand crafted pottery piece from Hidalgo, Mexico
Donated by Felicia Carrillo