Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Residents Mark Ancient Trek.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

* Actors portraying Mary and Joseph journey through town in Las Posadas

Gasper and Lillie Romero had visitors Wednesday night at their Bernalillo home. And unlike the hosts who turned Mary and Joseph away so many years ago in Bethlehem, the Romeros welcomed them in.

The nine-day celebration of Las Posadas, which began Dec. 16 and will end Dec. 24, is a traditional annual event that re-enacts Mary and Joseph's quest to find lodging upon their return to Bethlehem for the census called for by Caesar Augustus.

Sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, the pageant is hosted by different families each night. …

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