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Old 12-03-2008, 11:23 AM
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Light The Night (http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/eve/940900425.html - broken link)

I think they are selling their leftover luminarias to raise money for the school, but I am having trouble finding where I saw that originally.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:40 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Originally Posted by rybert View Post
Where's "around here?"

I'll be in town this weekend, so maybe I'll pick some up.
Four Hills Shopping Center area - and I got it wrong - its 12 for $7
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:33 AM
Location: Burque!
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Great! Thanks for the information!
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:20 PM
Location: Santa Fe
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Originally Posted by Towanda View Post
When I first learned the distinction between the two words years ago, I learned that farolitos are the little candle lights in the paper bags.

Luminarias are bonfires.

As the words evolved over time, the word for the little candle/bags remained farolitos in the northern part of the state, but in ABQ and south of there, the word luminaria for the candles came into usage.
Good post. For some reason ABQ decided to call them luminarias. Farolito means little fire.

I just make my own. Buy bags and candles and usually the concrete places around town will let you get free sand.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:53 AM
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I've been using electric luminarias with accompanying braces for three years now. The braces attach to the luminarias and slide over the top of the fence.

They don't look too 'enchanting' during the day, but at night they look fine.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:39 AM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Default Luminaria or Farolito

My understanding has pretty much always been:
A luminaria or farolito is a light or little lantern, usually a candle inside a paper lamp shade, which is of significance among New World Hispanics at Christmas time.

A farolito is carried by the leader of a Posada procession. Las Posadas is a nine-day holiday beginning December 16 and ending December 24.

In the U.S. states of New Mexico, Arizona and west Texas luminarias are made from brown paper bags weighted down with sand and illuminated from within by a lit candle and traditionally displayed on Christmas Eve.
Luminaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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