It's the duty of the brothers, husbands, fathers, and bros-in-law to fold bags, fill them with sand, set them out, add tealights, and light the Luminarias. A New Mexico tradition that I adopted from my childhood. It is a lot of work and I always get a few heavy sighs and moans when the time comes to do this. (Okay, it WAS a bit nippy). But, the children are getting older and they jumped in the mix helping the process along this year.
Guiding the spirit of the Christ Child to one's home, is the hope steeped in this tradition.
When the sun goes down, the result is truly spectacular. It's amazing how long those little tealights last, well past dinner, into the talent show portion of the evening.