Global Press Journal reporters captured moments of joy during the holiday season.
A mother and child look at a nativity scene in the main square of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. People come to the square every year to enjoy the Christmas decorations and ask for blessings for the new year.
Coraly Cruz Mejías,
Lucero Arcos Lara decorates a Christmas tree at her house in Mexico City. Arcos Lara says she likes to add two or three ornaments to her collection each year.
Purevdorj Enkhtaivan weaves Christmas ornaments in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. Purevdorj, who used to weave clothing for her daughters, turned her hobby into a business while she was taking care of her children at home.
People ice skate in the historic downtown of Chihuahua, Mexico, where an ice rink is installed every year during the holiday season.
Lilette A. Contreras,
Raúl del Carmen Oropeza Trujillo, a cook for 35 years, makes rose-shaped hojuelas in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Hojuelas are a traditional holiday dessert, especially during Las Posadas, which honors the newborn Jesus.