Oct 20, 2005, 10:45 PM
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I’m a Seattle writer and longtime member of Mexico Connect writing this note to ask for input for a newspaper article I’m doing about Christmas in Mexico. Over the past 15 years, I’ve spent three Christmas holidays in Mexico—in Oaxaca, San Miguel, and Puerto Vallarta—so I’m familiar with many of the traditions.
I’m posting this note to ask people in different regions about how the holiday is celebrated now. Is it still very traditional? Have U.S.-style celebrations become more prevalent? Is there anything especially distinctive about holiday celebrations in your area? If you’re interested in discussing, please e-mail me offline and we can discuss via e-mail exchanges. I’ve already checked Christmas-related threads on this site, so I have that info.
I know that some people on these forums are suspicious of writers, especially the notion of “exploiting” or ruining some aspects of Mexico. I worry about it, too. I can tell you that I have a longtime affection for Mexico, have traveled extensively throughout the country, and try to be sensitive about the issue in my articles, two of which have won the Pluma de Plata, Mexico’s travel-writing prize.