What is Las Posadas?

  • A reenactment of the birth of Jesus correct

    Las Posadas is a Mexican tradition that begins on December 16th and ends on December 24th where a couple, dressed as Mary and Joseph, go to a designated home or "inn" and ask "the innkeeper" if they can stay there for the night. The innkeeper lets them in and Mary, Joseph, and their crowd all enter and pray at the rosary with candles. Its all super fun and they sing songs and even bust open a piñata! Don't be fooled by the piñata, though. It might look cute but its seven points represent the seven deadly sins. Feliz Navidad!

  • Mexican Pastries served on Christmas Eve
  • The name of Santa Claus in Spanish
  • The name of the Three Wise Men in Spanish
  • ON A DAY
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