Five things that are found in the nacimiento are turkeys, fish in a river, women making tortillas, Spanish moss and a crowing rooster. Nacimiento means nativity in Spanish, so it also has the Holy family. The nacimiento is an important part of Christmas time for some Mexican-American families that are Catholic.
Some nacimiento have figures of Lucifer making due to the pastorela story. The figure of baby Jesus doesn't get put in the nacimiento until December 24th. Most nights families get together to worship in front of the nacimiento in Columbia. In most Latin families the nacimiento has a greater importance than the Christmas tree.