Riding the coattails of the mid-1990s trend of combining reggae and alternative rock, Slightly Stoopid is s six-piece band from San Diego that has enjoyed a period of long-lasting success due in large part to its disinterest in straying from its characteristic sound. The band's ska-tinged reggae/rock sound, a style spearheaded by the likes of Sublime and 311, captured widespread attention first in San Diego and then across the country with its sun-soaked acoustic guitar riffs and laid-back vibe. Slightly Stoopid released its eponymous debut album, stylized as Slightly $toopid, in 1996 when it was still a duo, though the band slowly grew into into an eight-piece collective with each passing album. By the mid 2000s, the band had adopted a slew of musicians including a conga player, harpist, trumpeter and saxophinist, resulting in its multi-genre 2005 album, Closer to the Sun. Slightly Stoopid now operates its own label, the aptly-titled Stoopid Records, which it uses to release its albums as well as those of like-minded up-and-coming bands.
Starting on December 16th and running up to the 24th, Las Posadas are processions that wind through the streets of Cozumel. They are led by a boy and girl depicting Mary and Joseph and stop at homes around town seeking shelter. Until they arrive at an agreed upon home, each stop results in them being turned away. Finally, at the agreed upon home, they are greeted by their god-parents and given the shelter they seek.
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January 6 is when Mexicans exchange Christmas presents. Instead of Santa Claus, it is the Three Kings who deliver the presents to children. Throughout the city there are neighborhood parties where the children gather together to show off their gifts, and the special sweet cake with preserved fruit on top is served. Inside the cake are tiny figures of the baby Jesus and whoever gets the baby must throw a party for everyone eating the cake. This holiday marks the end of the Christmas season. In Cozumel, there is music and a carnival in the Plaza Central.