Monday, January 30, 2012

Idea for Christmas: Las Posadas

Las Posadas is a 9-day celebration in Mexico leading up to Christmas.

From Wikipedia: Typically, each family in a neighborhood will schedule a night for the Posada to be held at their home, starting on the 16th of December and finishing on the 24th. Every home has a nativity scene and the hosts of the Posada act as the innkeepers. The neighborhood children and adults are the pilgrims (los peregrinos), who have to request lodging by going house to house singing a traditional song about the pilgrims. All the pilgrims carry small lit candles in their hands, and four people carry statuettes of Joseph leading a donkey, on which Mary is riding.

Sounds cool right? It is especially fitting because we will be doing Advent in Luke's version this year. I think I can get 9 families in Jubilee to play host for this.

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