Laredo College invites community to a traditional posada

Amid the numerous holiday traditions, few have the cultural impact as a traditional Mexican posada. As such, Laredo College is inviting the community this December to its annual posada.
It will be held at the Laredo College South Campus courtyard on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., where families can experience the festivities of the community’s rich Mexican culture with music, dance, food, beverages and holiday spirit. Admission is free and open to the public.
To honor the historical culture, LC will host a reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. Adding to the immersion, visitors will see and meet some of our LC students dressed up in traditional garb depicting Joseph, Mary and the angels as they lead participants in song.
The songs will be sung by Mariachi Santa Cecilia as Mary and Joseph travel from inn to inn in search of refuge. Once welcomed to the nativity, rejoice for the celebration begins. The community is welcome to wear their festive garb and join in the festive ambiance.
Visitors can enjoy a performance by the Matachines from Danza Guadalupana. The night can be spent singing along to Christmas carols and partaking in delicious holiday treats such as tamales, sweet churros, hojarascas, hot chocolate and coffee. The treats will complement the catered food for the posada.
Amid the food, music and reenactment, children will also get a chance to line up and enjoy a piñata party.
For more information on the posada, contact the LC Office of Student Life at 956-721-5179 or 956-794-4179.