Christmas and the holidays are usually happy dates, and Christmas decorations in La Paz are great to relax and attract good feelings and childhood memories, typically great times. Living inÂ La Paz Real EstateÂ is an excellent idea because the weather is perfect at any time of the year.
But Christmas is a very special time because you can live the traditions in your own skin. Like almost everywhere else in our hemisphere, in December, the weather is cooler in this city. Although it does not compare to the cold that you know, the temperature is lower than what you would expect on the beach, so it is advisable to wear a jacket and pants, in addition to beachwear.
One of the top seasons is undoubtedly Christmas. Everything is transformed into an environment full of joy, peace, love, and decoration with its arrival.
At the beginning of December, the atmosphere takes on a warm aroma of Mexican hot punch. Desserts become more and more present, and our imagination begins to spin with the best ideas to decorate our house and organize Christmas parties.
In Mexico, these parties are called Posadas, which begin on December 16 and conclude on December 24 with the Birth of the Child Jesus, and they symbolize the nine months of pregnancy of the Virgin Mary.
In Mexico, the origin of the Posadas dates back to 1587. Centuries later, in the XVIII, Mexicans embraced the tradition of designating nine neighbors to organize the Posadas. A procession arrived at their homes in the company of images of the Virgin and Saint Joseph. They created litanies which are songs asking for shelter and denying it or giving it. Both groups, the pilgrims and the innkeepers, sang these songs.
The ritual of the songs concludes when the doors are opened to the pilgrims to let them stay. But the party doesnâ€™t end there but is only starting.
The innkeepers welcome visitors with a great welcome, between flare lights and whistles. Surrounded by ornaments, they offer them the traditional punch, hot drink prepared with seasonal fruits next to the Nativity scene. In addition, they give them snacks and other food such as bueÃ±uelos (fritters) with piloncillo or sugar. Hosts give attendees multicolored snacks, peanut fillings, or candied orange zest. Finally, they break the PiÃ±atas.
Christmas decoration Living in La Paz
Christmas decorations can help you have a more pleasant place and union with others in these particular times. La Paz and Mexico are distinguished by their creativity, colors, and flavors in the Christmas season.
In December, we can see many houses adorned with Christmas trees, Santa Claus, Christmas wreaths, stockings, candles, Poinsettias, balloons shaped like snowmen, or the entrance of a fireplace.
Giving a Christmas touch to our home has become a real challenge. Although we change the decoration year after year, it is always good to turn around with a very Mexican touch to one of the most beautiful traditions worldwide.
Take some time and take note of these 100% Mexican ideas for this Christmas.
Mexican Christmas Stockings
We know that an element that you canâ€™t miss in the Christmas decoration is the Christmas stockings because this object has been an emblem of Christmas that always brings us sweet memories.
You usually put the stockings on the fireplaces hoping that Santa Claus will fill them with candies, toys, and presents.
So if what you want is to have a family moment making some nice stockings, run to your nearest fabric store and start decorating them with your family giving them a very Mexican look.
Decorating the tree
A very colorful tree foot always gives an incredible view to the Christmas trees so that they do not go unnoticed. However, we know that at the end of the season we have to wash and put all the decoration away; the fact that our house looks charming is worth the effort. Why not put a very Mexican version of a tree foot for this Christmas. It could be a sarape or any Mexican-style fabric.
Tired of the same old spheres? You may use colorful Mexican ribbons, tiny sombreros, little piÃ±atas or, Mexican clay images. In La Paz, you may find this kind of emblems almost everywhere. They donâ€™t need to be already tree decorations because all you have to do is put some silicone and rope thread or even colorful wooden clothespins to pin them to your tree.
Whether you make a gift exchange in your home or give a new look to the decorative boxes, their wrappings do not have to be loaded with colors or with prints like mustaches.
You can simply take a basic idea and give it a little color with some slats. Believe us that instead of using very decorated paper, this is an alternative that always goes well with your Christmas gifts.
You canâ€™t miss PiÃ±atas
What you canâ€™t miss in your house decoration are the piÃ±atas. Although this seven-peaked element represents the deadly sins, they are the star objects of the December holiday season.
There are piÃ±atas of all sizes, so donâ€™t worry about that.
PiÃ±atas are colorful, made of clay and cardboard, filled with seasonal fruits, peanuts, and various sweets. The shapes of the piÃ±atas are diverse. There are the traditional stars, but there are also Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations. But if you want a Mexican decoration, we recommend you stick to the star shapes.
You may fill just one to break it during the party, but you may use as many as you want for decoration.
Another essential Mexican traditional decoration is the Nativity scene, where the central figures are Mary and Joseph, with shepherds and stable animals. Finally, baby Jesus will be placed in the manger at midnight, which according to tradition is when Jesus was born.
Whether you already live in La Paz or want to buy a La Paz home for sale, please take a look at ourÂ La Paz real estate listingsÂ and talk to your representative from Top Mexico Real Estate and enjoy Posadas with a Christmas decoration in la Paz.
Merry Christmas from Top Mexico Real Estate