Valentine´s Day!

Valentine´s Day is a traditional celebration that has been assimilated by the catholic church with the designation of Saint Valentine as patron of lovers.

It was made popular in many countries and in modern times expanding to other places starting on the XX century specially on the day that lovers express their love and appreciation.

It´s celebrated on February 14th , birthday of Saint Valentin. In some countries its known as day of the lovers and in other places as the day of love and friendship.

For this special day we have this Romantic Room in Playa del Carmen to enjoy in Pueblito Escondido 

 

How to prepare Christmas punch?

This Christmas is highly recommended to drink ponchecito, since in many places there it´s cold and  this drink will warm up  your body. Here we tell you how to make your punch for this season.

 INGREDIENTS

½ kilo of tejocote  halves

½ kilo  guava quartered

250 grams prunes

5 yellow apples cut in octaves

1 ½ kilos cane sugar cut in canes

250 grams tamarind (peeled)

3 cinnamon sticks

¾ kilo of sugar

1 cone brown sugar

100 grams of hibiscus

Two cloves

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PREPARATION

In a large saucepan heat the water with sugar, cinnamon and brown sugar.

At the first boil, add tejocotes ,cane and 15 minutes later, add apples and a minute later guava, prune, tamarind, jamaica and cloves.

Keep the flame on medium heat and let the water get consumed a little, without letting guava and apples fall apart.

It is served hot in clay jars or cups and if you fancy, you can add a bit of mezcal,this is the classic “piquete”

Pueblito Escondido wishes you a Merry Christmas

Christmas parties in Mexico

In Mexico you will not suffer from cold during the winter, since the Christmas traditions are responsible for giving heat to one of the most colorful and lively seasons of the year for Mexicans.

As happens in many parts of the world, the last month of the year is used to meet with friends and family in celebrations that flood the houses with colors, flavors, and typical aromas. For sample, here we tell you what makes Mexico’s “holiday celebrations” so special.

The inns

The Posadas last nine days; They start on December 16 and end on the 24th of the same month on the eve of Christmas. These celebrations allude to the pilgrimage of Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary in search of an inn where to rest.

Traditionally, the hosts of the party take the role of innkeepers, while the guests, with lit candles, make the request for an inn at the entrance of the house singing musicalized verses, which are answered in the same way by the hosts, until The latter open the doors to let the pilgrims in and start the party.

The piñatas

A leading actor of the Posadas are piñatas. For its artisanal elaboration, different designs and materials are used; Although today there are many designs of piñatas, the most traditional is that representing a star, from which seven peaks or rays of light that symbolize the seven deadly sins are detached.

The piñata can be made of clay or cardboard and it is prepared by filling it with candied candies and seasonal Mexican fruits such as tejocotes, sugar cane, tangerines, oranges, jicama, and peanuts.Once the piñata is ready, a rope is used to keep it suspended in the air, while the guests, one by one, take turns trying to break it with a stick and blindfolded, while the others encourage them to break it singing:

 

“Give it, give it, give it, do not lose your sense, because if you lose it, you lose the way”

When finally someone manages to break the piñata, the content falls on the floor and everyone pounces on the booty between jokes and laughter.

The birth

Birth or Belen is very typical in homes during these dates. The Birth is a plastic representation of the birth of Jesus; consists of the placement of ceramic figures representing the Holy Family inside a manger, which symbolizes the place of the birth of the Virgin Mary.They also recreate scenes with pastors and biblical characters such as the Magi. There are simple Births and others more elaborate that reach a surprising degree of detail. In this gallery, we show you how a typical Mexican birth is.

Pastorelas

A deeply rooted tradition during the holidays is the staging of the Pastorelas. These theatrical performances evoke the announcement of the birth of the Child God to the shepherds. Traditionally, the characters embody the struggle between good and evil, but the works vary depending on the context and the region of the country where they are made.

Christmas Eve dinner

In Mexico it is customary to prepare an abundant dinner on the night of December 24 on the eve of Christmas. For the occasion, families gather to celebrate the Nativity and to thank for the blessings received during the year. The typical dishes of the Christmas season are very varied, among the most popular are the romeritos with mole and shrimp, the cod to the Biscayan, the turkey, also called turkey, the Christmas salad, tamales, atoles of different flavors, fruits and donuts.

New year dinner

To welcome the new year, a special dinner is prepared on the night of December 31st. As in the celebration of Noche Buena, special dishes such as marinated pork loin, pozole, baked pork leg and cider are used to toast. It is also traditional to eat grapes during the traditional chimes that mark the first 12 seconds of the year; Each grape represents a wish for each month of the year that begins. Another tradition, relatively new, is to go for a walk around the street carrying suitcases, it is believed that this way the new year will bring many trips.

Playa del Carmen awaits you for an unforgettable Christmas, stay at Pueblito Escondido.

What is a Day Altar of the Dead in Mexico?

Candles

Pictures

Flowers

Salt

Incense

Papel picado

5 elements

Calaveritas de dulce

Dead bread

Food and drink

Religious things

Table games, clothes and other things

It is important to rescue and preserve this type of traditions so share this article to reach many people.

Pueblito Escondido invites you to enjoy fall in Playa del Carmen!