Monday, December 19, 2022

Christmas on the Zócalo

The other day I was looking at the Mexico webcam site and saw that Mexico City's main plaza, the Zócalo, is decked out for the Christmas season.

From December 12th until December 31st, the Zócalo is the scene of a Christmas festival.  In the pictures you can see three artificial Christmas trees.  According to an article I found on the internet, they are made from more than 3,500 poinsettias.  There are a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and a tobaggan run.  There are workshops where children can make Christmas crafts.  In front of the Cathedral there is a stage where Christmas music is being performed and where "pastorelas" are being presented.  "Pastorelas" are humorous plays which date back to the colonial era.  In these works, shepherds succeed in outwitting the devil who is trying to prevent them from going to Bethlehem.

I hope that by next Christmas, I will have moved to Mexico, and I will be able to enjoy the holiday celebrations.

No comments:

Post a Comment