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Lecture Explains Multifaceted Meanings Behind Posada Celebrations

By Aldo Ibarra Avilés

Some people say México has a peculiar way to celebrate any festivity, from birthdays to quinceañeras to funerals to Christmas.

Christmas in México—and in many other places around the world—is celebrated on December 24. In México, December 25—Christmas Day in the US—is the day for recalentados (reheated leftovers).

For yet others in México, Christmas begins just after the Day of the Dead and ends only in February, during the celebrations for the Candelaria Virgin. But between all these festivities, we have a special moment, a special celebration for unity, for love, for sharing unique moments with family, friends, neighbors, and more. This is the time of posadas.

Come and join us in this lecture about posadas in México. We’ll get a general overview of the Christmas celebration in México and learn about the religious and cultural backgrounds, the food, the piñatas, the art, and more. Everything we see on the streets during Christmas has a different meaning for Mexicans, from the traditional “star piñata” to the Nativity scene to the “nochebuenas” (and the story behind the name). México gives a different touch to the Christmas celebration that is best captured during the posadas.

When did posadas start in México? Who started them? What is the basic kit for starting one in your neighborhood and not being seen as the drunk neighbor? We will try to answer these questions during this lecture. Come and join us this upcoming December 13 at 3pm in Teatro Santa Ana at the Biblioteca for this informative lecture on posadas in México. The cost per person is 150 pesos.

 

Lecture

“Posadas”

Aldo Ibarra Avilés

Thu, Dec 13, 3pm

Teatro Santa Ana

La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

150 pesos

 

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