Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our Posada

Tonight was the Posada on our street and the street behind us. Mary and Joseph and a shepherd were in the lead, followed by music and singing and the neighbors, many of them carrying candles.

They stopped several times looking for someone to take them in for the night but were turned away. Finally they found a place to stay and the everyone was offered food and drink. A good time was had by all.

A band was setting up to take over for the strolling musicians so the party may continue for a while. I'm sure we will hear it.

The story of how the Posadas began in Mexico is told by Mexico Bob much better than I can re-tell it, so click here to read about the origins of the Posadas.

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