Add to Calendar 12/17/2020 06:00 PM 12/17/2020 08:30 PM America/Los_Angeles City Sidewalks: Las Posadas & Fiesta Navidena
Thursday, Dec. 17
Las Posadas & Fiesta Navidena

 

​Las Posadas, (Spanish for “lodging”) is a tradition celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, Cuba, Guatemala and some parts of the United States between December 16 and 24. The ritual commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus.

 The “pilgrims, Mary and Joseph, angels, children, Mariachis, community members, go to different places searching for an inn. At each stop they sing the traditional “posadas” song and ask for lodging, but are sent away until they are finally given posada (shelter). People along the route decorate their home entrances and use farolitos to light the way.

The community joins in a Fiesta Navideña at the end with traditional foods like Tamales, bunuelos, ponche, and festivities.

  • Join this lovely tradition reenacting the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph: 6 to 7 pm: Start at North First and Cedar street and follow the Las Posadas procession throughout downtown as Mary and Joseph look for lodging and are turned away. 

  • Fiesta Navidena, 7 to 8:30 pm, at The Elks Arts Center will welcome the Las Posadas pilgrims with a fiesta, music, food, and pinata. 

174 N 1st StAbilene, TX 79601

City Sidewalks: Las Posadas & Fiesta Navidena

Address
174 N 1st St
Abilene, TX 79601
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Date
Thursday, December 17, 2020-Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time
6 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17
Las Posadas & Fiesta Navidena

 

​Las Posadas, (Spanish for “lodging”) is a tradition celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, Cuba, Guatemala and some parts of the United States between December 16 and 24. The ritual commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus.

 The “pilgrims, Mary and Joseph, angels, children, Mariachis, community members, go to different places searching for an inn. At each stop they sing the traditional “posadas” song and ask for lodging, but are sent away until they are finally given posada (shelter). People along the route decorate their home entrances and use farolitos to light the way.

The community joins in a Fiesta Navideña at the end with traditional foods like Tamales, bunuelos, ponche, and festivities.

  • Join this lovely tradition reenacting the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph: 6 to 7 pm: Start at North First and Cedar street and follow the Las Posadas procession throughout downtown as Mary and Joseph look for lodging and are turned away. 

  • Fiesta Navidena, 7 to 8:30 pm, at The Elks Arts Center will welcome the Las Posadas pilgrims with a fiesta, music, food, and pinata. 

Location
Downtown Abilene & The Elks Art Center

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