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Posadas Navidenas

This is a Christian tradition in Mexico that represents the period during which Mary and Joseph searched for shelter when

 

Jesus was due to be born.  This was initially a very serious time, but over time Posadas Navidenas became a c community affair.

Nowadays friends, relatives and neighbours go to a different house each evening, carrying candles, and ask for shelter.  The adults are given a strong punch to drink.

At the end of the journey, blind-folded children try to break the piñata, a brightly-coloured paper container filled with candy and/or toys and suspended form a roof, with sticks.  There is also a nativity scene at the end of the journey.

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 07:54

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