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You Are Invited to Fruitvale’s Posadas & Carols

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When: Saturday, December 15th, at 3 PM

Where: Start at 4030 International Blvd

After caroling, everyone will celebrate at Avenida de la Fuente Plaza between International Blvd and East 12th St.

What are posadas? Posadas are an important Mexican Christmas tradition and feature prominently in holiday festivities. These community celebrations take place on each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas, from December 16 to 24th. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and in this tradition, the Bible story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay is re-enacted. The tradition involves a special song, as well as a variety of Mexican Christmas carols, breaking piñatas and eating traditional food like tamales and buñuelos.

If you want to volunteer for these event contact volunteer@unitycouncil.org.