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Las Posadas

Definition: The Hispanic community prepares for the arrival of Christmas with processions called Posadas.

This represents the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph on the nine nights before Jesus' birthday.

The novena (a prayer said on nine consecutive days) of Las Posadas traditionally begins on December 16th and continues through Christmas Eve, each night a search for shelter, a series of refusals, and a final resting place. Today, Las Posadas is usually condensed into one evening, Christmas Eve, and the final festivities are always followed with Midnight Mass.

Celebrated on December 16-24

Elsewhere on the Web:

Making Merry in Mexico
Celebrations in Mexico in December.

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