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Making Lumenarias
December 20, 2015

Making Lumenarias

Growing up in Texas, one of our traditions on Christmas Eve was to line the sidewalk leading up to our house with lumenarias. When we moved to California, the tradition came with us – though it was our extra-long driveway line with them instead of the sidewalk. Traditionally lumenarias are very simple – a candle set in a paper bag filled with sand. They are thought to have been a version of what Spanish merchants saw when they visited China, and the Spanish origin is why they are found......

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