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The Soul of Our Tradition: The Posadas and Its Origins

Puede encontrar la versión en español al final del artículo. “Dale, dale, dale, no pierdas el tino…” These are the lyrics of the traditional Posada. December might be a cold month in terms of weather; but it is a warm one regarding traditions. But, all in all, what exactly is a Posada? Posadas are celebrations that take place during the nine days before Christmas, that is, December 16 to 24. Originally from Spain, nowadays this tradition is mainly celebrated in different countries of Latin America; it reminds us of the vibrant and colorful tradition of this portion of land and its inhabitants. Posadas date back to the times of the Spanish Colonization of the Americas. On those pages of the c

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