Las Posadas are an important part of Mexican Christmas tradition. These community celebrations take place on each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas from December 16th to the 24th. The word “posada” means inn or shelter in Spanish and in this tradition, Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay is reenacted.
Angelie Soria grew up in Mexico but now calls Milwaukee home. During a storytelling event hosted by Milwaukee’s Ex Fabula, she described Las Posadas in Mexico as a community event, but things changed when she came to the Midwest. In this edited version of her story, you’ll hear Soria as well as Ex Fabula’s executive director Megan McGee translating the story into English.