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Las Posadas

Las Posadas is Spanish for “the Inns”  Las Posadas is a traditional festival, which lasts for nine days from 16th to 24th December.

It is based on the text from chapter 2 of Luke’s Gospel:

It symbolises the hardship of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem and their difficulty in finding a place to stay where Mary could have her baby.

Posada is a period of time during Advent when figures from the nativity story travel around different households in the community and stay there for one night. Each night during the festival a family in a neighbourhood takes it in turns to host the Posada and act as innkeepers for the night. The other villagers process from house to house as pilgrims, singing a traditional hymn requesting a bed for the night for the weary Mary and Joseph.

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