It’s that time again…that’s right Mexico Retold quiz time! How much do you know about Christmas in Mexico? Let me know how you do!
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70% It’s the best score I’ve gotten in all your quizzes hehe. I had chosen beer bottles for the christmas angel, but then changed it to cans, I should’ve stuck to my gut and gotten 80%! 😉 I also didn’t know about the 7 piñata points or the Aztec meaning of poinsettias. I was just in Mexico City for a week, but I’m already nostalgic about not spending the holidays there.
Great score! I give you 80%. You knew the angel one really hehe! Feliz navidad!
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You are GOOD! I think I’m pretty much an expert on Mexican holidays and you held me to 80% on both the Christmas and the Day of the Dead quizes. BUT, on the other hand, I know that most of my Mexican friends here would only get about 40 or 50% on the questions, so given I’ve been her 26 years, I feel pretty good.
LOL I missed the Angel question also — I didn’t think they would use beer bottles — I thought the pending return deposit and the urgent need to have cases of FULL beer bottles for the holiday would be FAR more important than “art!”
I do need help. I am teaching a Christmas holiday class at the Lake Chapala Society in a month. My classes are based on books about Mexico and about the topic of the class. Because the December holidays come and are enjoyed and are gone and not obsessed about, I’m having problems finding mentions of the holiday in adult fiction (in English) I would even happily use a YA or teen book — I’m thinking I’ll have to fall back on children’s picture books about the customs…Do you have any good ideas for me? Please!
Hi Judy, I’m glad the quizzes were a bit of a challenge, even for a long time resident! 🙂 Regarding your question, I am afraid I don’t know any books to recommend. Are you teaching adults?