Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Time for Posadas

At this time of year, I start thinking about my favorite cultural tradition of all: Las Posadas. I have such deeply moving memories of my childhood associated with this tradition. I remember cold nights standing outside a home (mine or someone else's) pidiendo posada with a group of friends and family, joyfully singing our hearts out. I remember pinched shoes and frosty breath, slim, white candles and steaming champurrado. But mostly I remember love and family and smiles and laughter. How I miss those beautiful nights!

I am happy to dedicate a series of posts over the next few weeks to this beautiful tradition. Don't forget that I have an article with lesson plans, books, and activities related to las posadas that you might find helpful.

Lastly, I want to leave you with this beautiful video of images from a traditional Mexican posada.



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