Dec 16, 2008 8:56 AM

Christmas Crazy!

The world is going Christmas Crazy this time of year, and Isla Mujeres is no different!Right now, in El Centro, the town square is glowing with beautiful christmas decorations, lights, and things happening all the time..
The celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Patrona of Mexico, the Queen of the Americas started December 3. and finished on dec. 12., when all of Mexico goes on a timeout to celebrate the mother of God as she appeard on Tepayac, the prehispanic site of the temple to Tontanslin, one of the most influential Aztec goddesses, asking that a temple be buit to her on that site, as the Mother of Mexico.
Kids from Isla Mujeres will set out each evening from the church, to go on a pilgrimage to a different neighborhood.
The procession symbolizes the journey made by Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, and Josephs search for shelter.
The peregrinos (pilgrims) include Joseph leading Mary on a burro(donkey), and a larg flock of angels, kings, shephers and lots of giggling shiny eyed kids with bright ribbons and decoration decked shepherds staff which they tap in time to the music. The kids will go in the streets asking for gifts from anyone willing, and each time they sing a song for you.

There has been different bands playing almost every day lately, and the streets are full of people, both Islanders and visitors.. Everyone is busy with their different chores and christmas cleaning.. My Novia even decorated our apartment, we now have christmas lights, snow on the windows, and these big red christmas "balls" hanging over our kitchen window!

It is so nice on Isla Mujeres in December, I think it must be my favourite month here!

There is always something going on, be it some crazy tourists, or the fireshows in the streets, or just the nice christmas spirit everybody`s in... Good times!

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We wish all our readers a happy holiday and a merry Christmas!


Islagringo Says:
December 16, 2008 at 9:07 PM

So when are we going out to raise a bottle or two of Christmas cheer?

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