Friday, April 18, 2014
Baby Jesus by Juana Rodriguez
There has been a special day dedicated to him, December 24 in which people celebrate his coming. It is a night ceremony in which people surround him, light candles, two people cradle him and sing prayers to him. When the ceremony is done he is passed around to be kissed and be given an offering or treat by the people who own him. He is then placed in the nativity until February 2nd when it is customary to do the same ceremony again. After his celebration is over it is common to put him at an alter where he is prayed to until December 24 when the ceremony is repeated again.