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What is Posada?

Posada (meaning “home” or “lodging”) is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary & Joseph from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures in a crib.

Modern-day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

Below are blog entries for our Posada characters’ journey this Christmastime…