Monday, December 9, 2013

Photo of the Week - December 9, 2013

Luminarias are a traditional Christmas Eve decoration and are said to originate from centuries old Spaniard merchants. These ancient Spaniards were impressed with the paper lanterns from the Chinese culture and decided to make their own version. Traditionally, luminarias are made from brown paper bags weighted down with sand and illuminated from within by a lit candle. They are typically arranged in rows to create large and elaborate displays. The hope among Roman Catholics is that the lights will guide the spirit of the Christ child to one's home.

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