The Posada is, as far as I can gather, a Mexican celebration commemorating Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of ‘Posada’, a Spanish word for ‘shelter’ or ‘inn’ (depending which web page you believe). Posada-related websites:
- Las Posadas
Webpage about the original Mexican celebration.
- The Church Army Posada page
The Church Army promote the concept of Posada using Mary and Joseph figures in the UK, though I don’t think they have a monopoly on the concept.
- Churches in Kenilworth
Page illustrating how one parish uses the Posada idea.
- Posada blog chain
Andii Bowsher, writer of the Nouslife blog, is organising a ‘Posada blog chain‘ whereby different blogs ‘host’ an image of Mary and Joseph for a day. He’s getting quite a good number of people signing up, but it looks like there’s room for more. (As an aside, I seem to get pop-ups on Andii’s site and I’m not sure why. Is it just me?)