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La Mother Tongue is my medium to share the joys and challenges of being a new parent as well as to share how we make a conscious effort in our daily life to bring baby up bilingual.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

El Pesebre

Traditionally, in Spanish-Speaking countries (and many others as well), a Pesebre, a Manger Scene, is put up durning Navidad and not an árbol de Navidad. These Pesebres are often elaborate cities as well. (I should have taken a picture of Sofía’s abuela’s pesebre because it is enormous!) Anyway, since Bebé Jesús wasn’t “born” until el 25 de diciembre, then he can’t really appear in the pesebre until then. The tradition in my husband’s family is to hide the Bebé Jesús and then the person who finds him gets to put him in the pesebre AND receives a special gift.
Our pesebre was very special this year.  Doesn't everyone's look like this?

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