I had the delightful opportunity to attend a Christmas Posada right here in Coronado the other night.
In Mexico, Posadas are celebrated on the nine nights leading up to Christmas. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and these celebrations honor Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem.
In imitation of their stopping at different places to spend the night, each night from December 16th to 24th families and friends gather at a different home in anticipation of Christmas.
The Coronado Posada is an annual tradition of a very community oriented family who are originally from Mexico. They invited their family, their grandchildren’s school friends and other members of the community.
While adults do attend, the primary focus of this particular Posada is the arrival of Santa Claus. more…