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¡Fiesta! Christmas in Mexico

Dive into the fascinating and colourful world of Mexican traditions around Christmas. From piñatas to pastorelas, Accredited Lecturer Chloë Sayer shows us how Mexicans put their own spin on this Christian tradition making it a celebration for all ages.


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Fascinating and informative talk. Wonderful to see that traditional gifts are still important in Mexican culture and not just high tech presents.

JaneC Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:37 Permalink

A lovely talk to show how another culture celebrates the Christmas season.

Thank you for all these talks.

daphne Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:32 Permalink

Another delightful mini lecture retelling the Christmas Story with the interweaving of Mexican Folk Art; excellent. Thank you

Margaret Mon, 20/12/2021 - 13:59 Permalink

An enchanting talk. It is so interesting to see how Christmas is celebrated in other countries.

Mary Bradley Mon, 20/12/2021 - 11:25 Permalink

A delightful and very interesting talk on Mexico`s Christmas.

Catherine Hall Mon, 20/12/2021 - 10:49 Permalink

Fascinating, so good to see the Christmas story though different eyes.

Sue Mon, 20/12/2021 - 09:53 Permalink

I am really enjoying all these Artvent snippets - so varied and so interesting. Many congratulations to whoever thought of the idea.

Carolyn Mon, 20/12/2021 - 09:50 Permalink

I saw this presentation yesterday on day 19! Very interesting history of festival in Mexico

Linda Mon, 20/12/2021 - 09:16 Permalink

Very interesting, especially liked the history of the piñata, had no idea.

Diana Davies Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:45 Permalink

Thank you for such an interesting talk.I would love to visit at Christmas.

Beatrice Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:35 Permalink