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Celebrating Christmas Around the World: Mexico

Posted December 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

This is the third in a series featuring exchange students living in Nodaway County and Christmas traditions in their home country.

La Navidad, or Christmas, in Mexico has many similar traditions to other Hispanic countries.

And for Luis Romandia, an 18-year-old senior attending Maryville High School, some aspects of celebrating Christmas in Mexico are comparable to traditions in the US.

“It’s similar in some parts (of the country),” he said. “We celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but in other parts we wait until January 6, El Dia De Los Reyes Magos, and we eat Rosca and have a gift exchange.”

El Dia De Los Reyes

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    Celebrating Christmas Around the World: Spain

    This is the second in a series featuring exchange students living in Nodaway County and Christmas traditions in their home country.

    Christmas, or La Navidad or El Nadal, in Spain includes the traditions of Papa Noel and Los Reyes Magos. And like many other parts of the world, it’s also a time for celebrating with family and food.

    Carmen Cabanas, a 16-year-old junior attending South Nodaway this year, is from La Coruña,

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