Luminarios are one of the loveliest of the old customs still followed today in the southwest. They are small brown paper sacks, half filled with sand and a candle placed in the sand. On Christmas Eve these are lit, and it is intended that by so having the way lit, it will help in guiding the Christ child to this home.
Date of Photo:
Christmas in Albuquerque
Original Format Size:
13 x 7.5 cm
Petley Studios 4620 La Luz, El Paso, Texas
The luminarias display at the Hebenstreit home is the featured highlight of the Christmas Eve Luminarias Tour held annually in the Country Club District; Petley logo on reverse; stamp block empty