POSADA: Does your church practice it?

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POSADA is a ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a lodging in Bethlehem, performed just before Christmas.

As part of the Christmas celebration, traditional fiestas called Mexican posadas (inns) are held for family, friends, and neighbors. A posada is the reenactment of the Census pilgrimage to Bethlehem by Mary and Joseph (los peregrinos) in search of a room. The nine nights of posadas leading up to Christmas are said to represent the nine months that Jesus spent in Mary’s womb, or alternatively, to represent nine days journey that it took Mary and Joseph to get from Nazareth (where they lived) to Bethlehem (where Jesus was born)

9 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 28, 2018

    Troy Day

    none takers? Gerardo de Dominicis ?

    • Gerardo de Dominicis
      Reply November 29, 2018

      Gerardo de Dominicis

      Troy Day posadas are a tradition in Mexico, now without religious significance, is more a secular tradition. Are fun: with songs, food, piñatas, friends being together. I really enjoy posadas.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 29, 2018

      Troy Day

      are they also Catholic idol worship ?

    • Gerardo de Dominicis
      Reply November 29, 2018

      Gerardo de Dominicis

      No, there’s non idol worship. It goes like this: half the people stay in a house (where the posada is about to take place), the other half of the guests stay outside. They call at the door and start singing a song that says that they are Joseph and Mary and that their are looking for a place to spend the night because Mary is pregnant and is about to give birth to Jesus, the Savior. Then the people in the house answer them singing that they are welcome to enter the house. Once inside the celebration starts with food, candies for children, some traditional drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic it depends on the guests), the dinner is served (usually traditional food like tamales, refried beans, pozole, sopes, etc) and the center of the celebration is the piñata, so every one takes a chance to break it and get the fruits and candies. Is a very traditional celebration in Mexico. Originally it was made by the Spaniards to teach the Indians about Christmas and its meaning but now is more a popular festivity. There are many posadas in December, usually starting before December 15th and the last one on December 24th. If you ever have the chance to attend an authentic traditional posada party, then you should, it’s fun and brings family and friends together.

    • Troy Day
      Reply November 29, 2018

      Troy Day

      so there are idolic figurines taking place?

    • Gerardo de Dominicis
      Reply November 30, 2018

      Gerardo de Dominicis

      Troy Day no, there aren’t. Posadas are parties, that’s it.

  • Michael Todd Combs
    Reply November 29, 2018

    Michael Todd Combs

    We have idolic figures everywhere- we love them.

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