Christmas in Mexico is a religious holiday, honoring the ‘nativity’ or birth of the savior. 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 in search of a room.
Every December our community in California holds a Posada. Friends of the Comboni Missionaries are invited to participate in a procession from the main house around the neighborhood in celebration of Christmas. A posada is the reenactment of the Census pilgrimage to Bethlehem by Mary and Joseph. There is always lots of food and merriment.