Every holiday season, especially on Christmas Eve, New Mexicans line their yards, fences, sidewalks and rooftops with paper lanterns, a candle set in sand inside a paper bag. It is holiday tradition that all New Mexicans enjoy however, there is a long-standing debate as to the name of the decoration; is it a farolito or a luminaria?
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Though northern New Mexicans have been noted to prefer farolito and southern New Mexicans luminaria, all New Mexicans can agree that our paper lanterns, piping hot posole with fresh tamales, gathering with family and friends and celebrating another year of health and happiness add to our unique holiday traditions.
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