A festival that last several days from October 30 to November 2, is one of the most famous Mexican celebrations. The belief says that the spirits of the deceased return to visit their families. The family sets up a colorful altar/ofrenda full of food, flowers, candles,and pictures. Most families go to the cemetery to bring flowers, to share a meal and to remembered their loved ones.
At Papalote we want the kids to learn about this beautiful tradition, we gather on November 2, bring food and make colorful decorations to set up the altar/ofrenda with pictures, flowers and candles to honor our ancestors.
Nine nights of festivities that start on December 16 through the 24. It is a re-creation of the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem.
At Papalote we celebrate one posada with our students, their families and friends. We share some tamales, ponche, and of course, the kids break the traditional "piñata".
April 30th was declared "Children’s day" in Mexico, following the League of Nation's Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1924. Many schools have festivals with fun activities for the kids to enjoy themselves and have a day off.
Day of the Wise Men, they bring toys to the kids, just as they came to Bethlehem bearing gifts to baby Jesus. Children leave out their empty shoes on the night of January 5, hoping to find them filled with goodies in the morning. There is also an evening gathering with the traditional hot cocoa and "Rosca de Reyes", this is the King's cake.