Mexican Holiday Traditions—Brought to You By Borracha


Mexican Holiday Traditions—Brought to You By Borracha

Here at Borracha, we love celebrating authentic Mexican traditions and holidays. After all, our entire restaurant is modeled after the famed Day of the Dead holiday. However, the Day of the Dead isn’t the only celebration that we value here at Borracha. We are very dedicated to keeping Mexican culture alive and thriving in our restaurant, which is why we are always happy to share our favorite Mexican holiday traditions with our patrons. Here are just a few of our favorites to help you, and  get in the mood for the holiday spirit.

  1. Holiday parties in Mexico are called posadas, not fiestas.
  2. Traditional dishes served during Mexican holiday parties include: tamales, bunuelos, romeritos and pozole.
  3. You can often find a traditional piñata at most Mexican holiday celebrations.
  4. A traditional holiday drink, similar to how eggnog is in the United States, is called ponche. It is made with cinnamon, hibiscus and guava as the main ingredients.
  5. During Mexican holiday celebrations, most friends and family do gift exchanges, known as intercambio.
  6. One unique Mexican holiday tradition that many people enjoy is singing Christmas Carols from home to home. When you arrive at someone’s house, you ask for “Posada” in exchange for your Christmas carols. In Spanish, this means that you are asking people for you to let them spend the night in their home. While most people never take up the offer, it is meant to replicate the story of Mary and Joseph traveling to Jerusalem for Jesus’ birth and asking people along their way if they could stay in their homes.
  7. Most holiday celebrations happen on Christmas Eve. Traditionally on Christmas day, families exchange presents that are under the tree and kids open presents that Baby Jesus left for them. Not Santa.
  8. It is a tradition in Mexico to put a baby Jesus figure between Mary and Joseph in the nativity at midnight on the 24th of December.
  9. We will be here at Borracha, your favorite Henderson restaurant, all holiday season long to celebrate these and other traditions with all of our guests. We will also be hosting special holiday hours, this year to make sure that you can come in and enjoy some traditional Mexican cuisine this holiday. Our special holiday hours will be Sunday, December 24th from noon to 10 PM and Monday, December 25th from 4-10 PM. Make sure to plan your Borracha visit now and we will see you this holiday season to enjoy all of your favorite traditions.