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Where? MSU Student Center. The Atrium When? Friday December 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Come join us as we celebrate Las Posadas! This is a traditional Mexican.

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1 Where? MSU Student Center. The Atrium When? Friday December 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Come join us as we celebrate Las Posadas! This is a traditional Mexican celebration filled with food, music, singing, and piñatas. This is open to MSU students and the community. Hope to see you there! Contact: Kelly Medellin (940)

2 ¿ Donde? MSU Student Center. The Atrium ¿ Cuando? El 6 de diciembre, 2013 a las 6 de la tarde Vengan a celebrar Las Posadas con nosotros. Hay comida, música, cantando, y piñatas para toda la comunidad. Esperamos verte ahí! Contact: Kelly Medellin (940)

3 The posadas re-enact Mary and Joseph's cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter; in Spanish, the word means "lodging." Traditionally, a party is held each night in a neighborhood home. At dusk, guests gather outside the house with children dressed as shepherds, angels and sometimes, Mary and Joseph. An angel leads the procession, followed by Mary and Joseph or by guests carrying their images. The adults follow, carrying lighted candles. The "pilgrims" sing a song asking for shelter, and the hosts sing a reply, finally opening the doors to the guests and offering hot ponche, fried rosette cookies known as buñuelos, steaming hot tamales and other festive foods.sing a songponchebuñuelostamales The party ends with a piñata in the shape of the Christmas star.piñata The last posada, held on December 24, is followed by midnight mass, a tradition that lives on in countless Mexican towns and cities.


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