Cindy Trautwein

Living in Cozumel the past 16years full time there are many differences in the Christmas season of cultural and traditions 

I’ll be posting some this season

You may have seen streets closed for “block parties”  or major gatherings mostly in neighborhoods and are associated with food music and drinks – often called the same name for work gatherings – however

they are done with a purpose of tradition and culture with community

**Las Posadas** is a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration that reenacts the journey of Mary and Joseph seeking lodging before the birth of Jesus Christ. The word “posada” means “inn” or “lodging” in Spanish, and the celebration takes place over nine nights, from December 16th to 24th.

History of Las Posadas

The origins of Las Posadas can be traced back to the 16th century, when Spanish missionaries introduced the tradition to Mexico. The celebration was intended to evangelize the indigenous population and teach them about the Christian faith. Las Posadas quickly became a popular tradition in Mexico, and it has been celebrated ever since.

Meaning of Las Posadas

Las Posadas is a symbolic reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The procession represents their journey, and the knocking on doors represents their asking for shelter. The refusal of shelter represents the rejection that Mary and Joseph faced, and the final acceptance represents the finding of a place for Jesus to be born.

Traditions of Las Posadas

Las Posadas is a joyous and festive celebration. The procession is typically led by two people carrying figures of Mary and Joseph. They are accompanied by singers, musicians, and children carrying candles and lanterns. The procession stops at different houses along the route, and the people inside sing a song called “La Posada” asking for permission to enter. Permission is eventually granted, and the procession enters the house, where they are welcomed with food and drink. Las Posadas is a beautiful and meaningful tradition that helps Mexicans to connect with their faith and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time for family and friends to come together and share in the joy of the season.

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Cindy Trautwein

I have been using my 11-year vacationing to Cozumel with my family, and 16 years living permanently on the Island, for a one-stop Concierge and Tour services. I am an expert in directing you to something new, like Food Tour and Lifestyle tours into the Heart of Cozumel.

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