Back in Colombia Christmas time is a very busy time of the year. It was hard to pick what friend or family member we were going to visit each day to celebrate Las Posadas (Novenas). The celebration that starts on December 16th following the journey that Mary and Joseph had before Jesus was born.
Each day you go to a different house and share food, laughs and pray and sing. I am not going to lie to you, but besides sharing with family and friends my favorite part was the food. So many great Colombian dishes to eat during the holidays.
Now here on the US is hard to find friends that celebrate Las Posadas, however I want to keep the tradition going on for my son. So we still pray, sing "villancicos" (Christmas Carols) but the best part is that I am changing up the food. Since the US is a country where you can find so many different Latino cultures, one of the things we do is we try to have a dish from every county every day.
So one day can be Colombian, the next Mexican, then Salvadorian and so on. It is great to see that even though all those countries speak Spanish the food is very diverse. But one thing is for sue, most dishes go well with HERDEZ salsa. My son's favorite is the green. I usually choose the red.
Keeping traditions alive is important, even if you have to modify them a little bit. I am glad to be part of a bi-cultural, bilingual family and be able to teach my son how to celebrate not only my religion traditions but also diversity.
Learn more about Las Posadas visiting the HERDEZ page.