Jorge said:well, here in Mexico the ppl is catholic and like in most latinamerican countries and spain, portugal, etc. "Santa Claus" is not the "men in charge" to provide the presents to the kids. That job is made by the "Santos Reyes" the kings that visited christ some days after his birth, at January 6th (according with the tradition)
so here the christmas is celebrated with a dinner, a mass in any church at midnight and a "posada", a party til the dawn!
as we say in spanish ¡Feliz Navidad!
This is trueJorge said:well dots, Santa is popular in the border and among the high class, but in the rest of my country and in some countries more as Spain, the tradition still, is to wait til january the 6th to receive the gifts provided by the "kings".
I think that maybe the media and propaganda could change a bit this, but as you know we have traditions that have thousands years and they are still running.
So... will be many "happy Santos Reyes day" in the future
of course, but most just use christmas as an excuse to spend money and receive lots of presents i'm christian myself, so me and other christian will celebrate the birth of jesus christ, but others just like to have a reason to have funJorge said:
Hey, Harry, does the people in China celebrates Christmas? i know just a few percentage of the chinese population is christian, but maybe you celebrates the birth of Jesus just as an imported custom???