Guatemalan Christmas Decorations: Las Posadas

Guatemalan Christmas Decorations: Las Posadas

On December 23rd the quest for lodging or the act of pedir posada ends and marks the beginning of preparations for Christmas or the birth of baby Jesus.

Here you can see a typical anda (float) with the figures of Mary and Joseph as they wondered around town looking for lodging (posada) and the final place where they found it. You can all see the ensemble of the Guatemalan Christmas decorations.

Tomorrow, you will see a Nativity scene with baby Jesus being put in its nacimiento.

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  • coltrane_lives

    Beautiful. Have a happy Christmas in a magical city.

  • This is a cultural tradition I don’t know much about — very neat to see it here.