Baby Jesus is holding his own in the battle over who delivers Christmas presents


The delivery of children’s Christmas gifts in Latin America is competitive. In some places, the three wise men, known as los Reyes Magos, have the market cornered in a continuation of Spanish tradition. Santa Claus, aka Papá Noel, has made big inroads as well in places like Mexico and Peru with his American red suit. Day 12 of Quartz’s 25 Days of Exchange But in many Latin American homes, including in Colombia, Costa Rica and Bolivia, the pile of presents that magically appears Christmas Eve comes from the infant boy, known as Niño Jesús. Choosing the gift bearer is no child’s matter. Indeed, the battles over which fantastical character is assigned to the task represent nationalist pushback to the waves of outside influences that have washed…

Source: Quartz

Baby Jesus is holding his own in the battle over who delivers Christmas presents