With great joy, the grower companies that belong to our Veggies from Mexico community celebrate their traditional “posadas” for the children of the farm workers.
the children attending the agricultural shelters daily enjoyed very happy moments playing with toys, and piñatas and eating candy during these festivities.
The annual posada was held for the children of the field employees at Agricola Campaña. The event was held in the daycare center where the children attend daily. The children spent a day full of joy enjoying music and balloons. The posada began with the traditional piñatas. Then continued with a delicious meal and a sweet cake. The most awaited and fun part for the children was undoubtedly to receive the gifts donated by their godparents in which each child was given a present.
It is worth mentioning that this event would not have been possible without the full collaboration of the Agrícola Campaña team and the people who participate in the traditional Christmas Wishes Campaign that the company carries out every year to fulfill the dreams of the little ones.
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Chaparral Group (Agrícola Chaparral and Agroindustrias Tombell)
Every year, Grupo Chaparral celebrated its traditional posadas for the children of farm workers. Christmas festivals were held before the posadas, in which Christmas-themed dances were performed by the children of the school groups. The parties were held at four of its agricultural operations: Empaque el Diez, Esmeralda, Tombell, and La Paloma fields, the latter two located in La Cruz, Elota, and Sinaloa.
These celebrations were accompanied by exquisite food, drinks, delicious cake, candies, jellies, and toys.
This party could not miss the traditional piñata and prizes for the winners in each of the games. The children spent moments of great joy and fun.
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Promotora Agroindustrial y Comercial del Tamazula:
As is tradition, the company Promotora Agroindustrial held the posada in the month of December for the children of its farm workers. The party was held at the Santa Elena 1 shelter where the children live with their families. The event included a piñata, candy, cake, donuts, popcorn, bouncy castles, and gifts. Without a doubt, the children had a very happy day.
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Agroexportadora del Noroeste:
As every year in the agricultural fields of Agroexportadora del Noroeste, Christmas Festivals were held before the posadas, in which Christmas-themed dances were performed by the children of the different school groups. The posadas were held on December 21 at Camp 17, December 22 at Camp San Armando, and December 23 at Camp Milenio.
For the celebration of the posadas, they offered food, candy, toys, drinks, and cake to all the children, in addition to smashing piñatas, playing games, and dancing. The children spent moments of great joy and fun.
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Year after year, the team that makes up the Community Development Centers (CDC) Dorita and Lo de Beltran of Agricola Belher held their traditional posada. Undoubtedly this year was lived with great joy to celebrate Christmas among all the children.
In conjunction with AFOMAC, Institución de Asistencia Privada (IAP), a civil association that has a comprehensive program that provides welfare to farm workers and their families in our country, gave each child a toy.
During the posada, a clown performed a show for all the children.
And looking for a positive experience with parents and families, the children showed their artistic skills with different dances during the Christmas festivals.
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Agrícola Del Campo y Asociados:
As we already know, the grower company Del Campo y Asociados carries out several activities with its personnel during the Christmas holidays, with the purpose of uniting its workers and celebrating triumphs and goals achieved.
During the first days of December, the Christmas Tree Lighting takes place, where the workers and their children gather to illuminate the tree decorated and elaborated with recycled ornaments, which the workers’ children were preparing with enthusiasm and learning about environment care. Mr. Diego Ley lights the tree, wishing Merry Christmas to those present and thanking the staff that is part of the company.
Happily, the children of the workers celebrate a “posada” where an unforgettable party is held, offering them food, cake, sweets, and fun with children’s shows.
Del Campo y Asociados also held its traditional “posada” in its three agricultural operations in Mexico: La Cruz de Elota, Culiacán in Sinaloa, and Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco.
A Christmas toast was held at all three operations, where workers were entertained with a special dinner for everyone, harmonizing the evening to the rhythm of live music to celebrate the end of another year in the company. In addition, the awards for years of service, recognition of the COVID-19 prevention vigilance committee, and the raffle of gifts for all the employees were also held.
In these events, Mr. Diego Ley, director of del Campo, and Juan José Ley, general manager, transmitted an emotional message to the personnel for their loyalty and commitment to the company and thanked them for their professionalism, overcoming challenges, and above all for their effort and dedication during this cycle.
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The “posadas” are a traditional festivity that could be celebrated 9 days before Christmas. They start on the 16th of December and finish on December 24th.
In Mexico, posadas are celebrated by drinking hot Mexican Christmas punch and giving candy baskets, decorating with Christmas lights and piñatas, but if we do some research, we will discover that they have a religious origin.
History tells us that “posadas” arrived with the Spanish conquest, changing the tradition of the Aztecs, who celebrated during the month of Panquetzaliztli (December) the arrival of their God Huitzilopochtli. This celebration began on December 6 and lasted 20 days and consisted of placing flags on the fruit trees and flags in the main temple.
But with the arrival of the Spanish, the celebrations called “misas de aguinaldo” were established, which took place from December 16 to 24. These religious services were held outdoors, where passages were read and representations allusive to Christmas were performed, what we know today as Pastorelas. In addition, small gifts were given to the attendees known as “aguinaldos”.
After Mexico’s independence, this custom of attending the “misas de aguinaldo” celebrations disappeared almost completely. It was the faithful followers who rescued it and carried it out in their own homes, thus the tradition of the “Posadas” was born.
The way of celebrating the “Posadas” has been changing over time and elements of each region have been added. But they have always been characterized by color, songs, and traditional food. Children, young people, and adults come together to “ask for a posada” and celebrate that someone has opened their doors and sheltered them.
Appetizers, buñuelos, punch, candles, aguinaldos (sweets or fruits), and breaking the piñatas are some of the most representative elements of the posadas. But the most important thing is celebrating families and friends union.
We know all that is involved in making a posada, and that is why we give you some tips to make your posada a sustainable posada! Follow them and enjoy these traditions without damaging the environment.