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Celebrating Mexican Christmas – new stamp issue by Mexico Post

Celebrating Mexican Christmas – new stamp issue by Mexico Post
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StampNews.com is glad to introduce a set of Mexican stamps dedicated to Christmas holiday. The set consists of four stamps that were issued and put into circulation on the 5th of December.

Christmas in Mexico is celebrated during a season that begins in early December to January 6th, with one other related event on February 2. During this entire time, one can see nativity scenes, poinsettias and even Christmas trees.

The season begins with celebrations related to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico, followed by traditions such as Las Posadas, pastorelas, a mass and feast on Christmas Eve, the arrival of the Three Wise Men on January 6 ending with Candlemas and the presentation of Child Jesus images at churches.

These traditions are a mixture of remnants from the pre Hispanic period, Spanish traditions, traditions created during Mexico’s colonial period and later adaptations from German and U.S. Christmas traditions.

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