Another year in Mexico has almost come and gone, and we can't believe how quickly the time has passed! All of our children are in private schools (at less than the cost of having a single student enrolled in a school in the U.S.!) and the schools are out for Christmas break.
We've gone to Christmas plays, Christmas Mass, Christmas parades! It's bright lights everywhere, and the holiday continues until El Día de Reyes Magos (literally, the "Day of the Kings").
In most Christian traditions, this is called the Epiphany, or the "Feast of The Three Kings". Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who have Christmas on 7th January) and is the time when Christians remember the three wise men who visited baby Jesus in the Manger with the Mary and St. Joseph.
There has been lots of festive parties and family get-togethers, this weekend alone there have been two big parties and two we have had to decline. All the kids get dressed up and go with us, there's lots of food and children playing, it is a wonderful time for family and making memories.
And also a time for eating! We have been eating almost non-stop, we are going to have to hit the treadmill in January but until then, Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
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