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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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Very interesting to hear of different traditions inspired by the nativity.
More illustrations would have been good.
Overall what a great idea these advent treats have been. Thanks Arts Society.

Sylvia McKenzie Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:14 Permalink

A captivating presentation . Such an interesting insight into Mexican traditions and , on a bleak day here , such welcome colour and vivacity .

Tricia Law Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:04 Permalink

A delightful talk. Thank you.

Sally Ferrers Mon, 20/12/2021 - 07:54 Permalink

What an excellent and inspiring talk—it has made me want to research Mexican art and traditions in greater detail—thank you.
I am really enjoying this Advent calendar with its daily treats. Such a good idea.

Gilly Wadmore Mon, 20/12/2021 - 07:52 Permalink

I had no idea about some of these amazing customs - thanks for a great presentation. Cheers to THE MAKERS!

ROBERT MARTIN Mon, 20/12/2021 - 07:37 Permalink