Mexico is the land of fiestas, and never more than during the month of December, when the feasts are so many they can overlap by several days. Starting on December 3, the beginning of the nine-day tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and continuing through until January 6, Three Kings Day, there is non-stop celebration. In addition to Guadalupe's feast day on December 12, the Mexicans honor the Virgin of Juquila on the 8th. Besides Christmas itself, there are also the posadas...Christmas parties which run from December 16 through 24 and pastorelas (ribald passion plays!). For those in the area, you'll have to check the local papers to see if some of these fiestas are occurring as well as when and where. By the way, I understand the posada in San Antonio Tlayacapan has a real burro...guess where I'll be this Christmas!