Stories of Pedregal: Christmas Trees of Mexico
We’re surrounded by beauty and tradition year round in Cabo San Lucas, but at no time is this more true than near the turn of the year. Christmas in Mexico brings pure magic, with each state carrying its own rich traditions, customs and culture into the holiday season.
Here at The Resort at Pedregal, the nation’s diverse ways of honoring Christmas all find a particularly beautiful home. Explore the significance of Christmas trees from three different Mexican states, and discover why each is so magnificently unique at our resort in Cabo San Lucas.
The Meaning of The Christmas Trees of Mexico
Oaxaca – a state in the south of Mexico – contains an area called Istmo de Tehuantepec that is well known for its flower crowns and traditional ruffled dresses. The dress is used for celebrations and ceremonies and is made of lace and embroidered with silk flowers. Frida Kahlo made this typical costume famous as she frequently wore it publicly, proudly displaying its magic and significance.
Inspired by the tile adornment used on the fronts of cathedrals, churches and landmark buildings within central Mexican states, this blue and white traditional painting technique is called “Talavera.” Our representation is a tribute to the wonderful work of artisans in the region. Like Champagne in France, Talavera is classified with a Designation of Origin in the state of Puebla to protect its history and authenticity.
The typical “Mexican Sombrero” is actually an essential part of the Charro suit. Representing the honor and gallantry of Mexican men, the Charro suit acknowledges the equestrian heritage of Mexican Haciendas. Tradition says that wearing a Charro suit is like wearing Mexico itself, and The Resort at Pedregal pays homage to this by bedecking the Jalisco tree with colorful sombreros.
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