"Las Posadas" Reenactment Part of Christmas Celebrations at CLU

CLU will present a reenactment of "Las Posadas" on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building.

Las Posadas, an age–old reenactment of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter and a place for the birth of the baby Jesus, is celebrated in many Mexican American communities. Its history dates back to 16th century Mexico and has become part of the traditional Christmas celebrations in many parts of the Southwest.

CLU's reenactment will begin at Samuelson Chapel and then wind its way through residence halls with lead characters Mary and Joseph knocking on doors and asking for a night's lodging. The procession will conclude at the Chapel where the Living Nativity will be portrayed. Immediately following, refreshments will be served and pi?atas burst in the Pavilion.

Admission is free. The event is co–sponsored by Multicultural and International Programs, Campus Ministry and the Spanish Department.