"Mexican Posada"

Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985

Group in traditional dress celebrating Mexican Posada, New York, NY. Posadas (a reference to inns or shelters) recreated the Biblical journey of Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Participants moved from house to house in a neighborhood, asking for shelter until they were invited in, where there was a celebration before the procession continued to another house. Posada processions were generally held for nine nights leading up to Christmas.


Creator
Justo A. Martí
Document Type
Photograph: b & w photographs
Identifier
JAMa_b15_f01_0002
Related Keywords
Religion, Celebrations
Related Places
New York City (depicts)
Citation
Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985. "Mexican Posada": JAMa_b15_f01_0002. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 15 Sep 2019.
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