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Christmas story to be portrayed at CLU

Student playing Mary rides donkey during Las Posadas

Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 11:41 am PST

Students representing Mary and Joseph will travel by donkey through campus seeking shelter for the birth of their son.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Nov. 22, 2013) California Lutheran University students and staff will join with community members to re-enact the Christmas story in the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

 

In the university’s annual tradition, students representing Mary and Joseph will travel by donkey through campus seeking shelter for the birth of their son. Other students, staff and visitors holding candles will walk with them from the Ahmanson Science Center to the Lundring Events Center. The evening will conclude with a piñata and refreshments of hot chocolate and pan dulce (sweet bread). This festive Mexican tradition dates back to the 16th century.

 

The Ahmanson Science Center is located at 3260 Pioneer Ave. near Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus.

 

CLU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and International Student Services, the Latin American Student Organization and the Department of Languages and Cultures are sponsoring the free event. For more information, contact Daniel Lawrence at lawrenc@callutheran.edu.

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