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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Las Posadas at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

We celebrated Las Posadas, a Hispanic tradition at Discovery Kingdom this last weekend.  We learned the meaning behind this tradition: 
Las Posadas, Spanish for “The Inns,” is a traditional processional event that has roots in Spain and has evolved into a popular Mexican holiday tradition.

¿tiene lugar en la posada para nosotros ? 
Do you have room for us at the Inn?

Las Posadas, ( Spanish: “The Inns”) religious festival celebrated in Mexico between December 16 and 24. Las Posadas commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus.
The kids were given treat bags at Discovery Kingdom for their destination and we traveled from inn to inn asking for "lodging" in Spanish and given little gifts.  At the end of the travel, we reached the fiesta and there was
mariachi band, as well as sweets treats, chips and salsa and delicious Mexican hot chocolate.  
We are so lucky to live in such a culturally rich area !!!  Six flags has celebrated Chanukah Festival, a day to honor special guests whose lives were affected by the devasting Valley fire, a Santa 5K run, Las Posadas and Holiday at the Park with the tree lighting and music.