Longing For Los Posadas


By Ex Fabula | December 19, 2018

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  • The Anza Trail, John Muir National Historic Site, and the Spanish Choir of Saint Catherine of Siena organize a traditional holiday Posada to connect the faith and customs introduced by the Spanish with the diverse community of modern Martinez, CA.(Photo by Anza Trail NPS)

The Anza Trail, John Muir National Historic Site, and the Spanish Choir of Saint Catherine of Siena organize a traditional holiday Posada to connect the faith and customs introduced by the Spanish with the diverse community of modern Martinez, CA. (Photo by Anza Trail NPS)

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Los 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 Los 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.

Ex Fabula

Since 2009, Ex Fabula has been strengthening community bonds through the art of true, personal storytelling. Ex Fabula, which is Latin for “from stories,” presents storytelling  workshops, StorySlams and Community Collaborations where people listen to each other, feel heard, and grow in empathy and understanding. Special projects like the Ex Fabula Fellowship, the Puente Project, and Equal Access use...
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