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Author: Churcharmy
Published: 29/04/2015


Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.

Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.


During the evenings leading up to Christmas Day, nativity sets of Mary and Joseph travel on a roster basis visiting a different family or place every night. The night Mary and Joseph 'stay' provides a great opportunity to invite guests around to share together the true meaning of Christmas with a prayer evening or Christmas carolling, for example. It's also a great way to raise funds for us at the same time.


Since 2000, our Posada resources have provided hundreds of churches with a simple tool for evangelism to use in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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