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10 Things You May Not Know About Las Posadas

How much do you really know about this nine-day celebration?

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1. It's thought that Las Posadas can be traced to Augustine priests who wanted to be able to teach the Aztecs about their religion.

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Their celebrations coincided with an Aztec festival celebrating the birth of their god Huitzilopochtli.

7. And rather than being filled with candy, these piñatas are stuffed with peanuts, oranges, and sugar cane.

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And although your head may crack as this waterfall of goodies rains on you, you still have the best of times being the one who breaks it!

10. To stay warm, guests are served ponche, an aromatic fruit punch that includes piloncillo, water, cinnamon, and fruits such as guavas, tejocotes, and oranges.

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