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December 16, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Las Posadas (The Inns in Spanish) is a traditional celebration that takes place 9 days before Christmas, that is, from December 16 to 24. Each of the nine days represents a value such as humility, strength, detachment, charity, trust, justice, purity, joy, and generosity.
Children and adults go out on the streets to make the “pilgrimage” that consists of visiting 9 houses -one per day- until they find the house where they are staying. The pilgrims follow a statue known as a “mystery” that can be the figure of Mary, Joseph, an angel, or a donkey, also accompanied by popular songs and prayers.
Finally, the hosts offer punch, drinks, fruits, and a bag with sweets and peanuts called “colación.” At the end of the event, the traditional seven-cornered piñata is broken.