Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Las Posadas Means Lots of Pedestrians.(Editorial Page)

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Las Posadas is a Hispanic Yuletide tradition that has grown in popularity in recent years. The song-filled and costumed pageant re-enacts the biblical story of the search by Joseph and Mary for a room in Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus.

Tonight, the Barelas community will celebrate its 55th annual Las Posadas, with a pilgrimage from the Barelas Community Center to several homes symbolizing the places where Joseph and Mary are turned away and finally to Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they find refuge in a manger.

Organizers expect up to 1,000 people to participate in this most famous Las Posadas in this area.

Because of the growing popularity of Las Posadas, between now and Christmas many other neighborhoods, church groups and families will celebrate their own pageants with evening pilgrimages along roadways. …

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