A special thanks to my parents who prepared the delicious Mexican food!
We celebrated the Posada on Dec. 15, so it's almost old news by now! In the next few days I'll share pictures of features of the Mexican Christmas celebration which we're importing to our new home, Ontario.
Here are some pictures.
The dialogue with the Innkeeper.
This is the central part of the Posada, which means "Inn." The story of Joseph and Mary looking for an inn in Bethlehem is reenacted.
As you can see, the turnout was lower than last year due to inclement weather conditions. Yet, including those who went inside and skipped the carols and dialogue, I think we had about 60 - 70 people:
Mary and Joseph.
Like last year, we one-upped Mexico by having a real girl on a real horse with a real Joseph leading her through town. (In Mexico, they usually just carry figurines:)
This is a new addition, thanks to my godfather. (Here, we would usually say "sponsor" but I think the Mexican term "padrino" which translates as "godfather" has more meaning:)
Breaking the pinatas:
Kids collecting the candies:
And last but not least, grandpa with a baby:
Up next, Christmas Eve dinner and/or Epiphany.