Farolitos and Luminarias are an annual holiday tradition in New Mexico. These glowing bags create a beautiful spectacle in many communities during the holiday season. In this video, Instructional Coordinator Alexandra McKinney tells the history of the tradition and explains the origins of the debate over its proper name. Learn how to create your own farolito and luminaria display at home--even if you don’t live in New Mexico. Farolito or Luminaria is part of New Mexico Historic Sites’ winter series on seasonal traditions, which runs from November 30th, 2020-December 24th, 2020.
More information regarding this series can be found at nmhistoricsites.org/traditions.