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Celebrating Las Posadas

Dec. 16, 2014

Cal State Fullerton celebrated Las Posadas with tamales and thick chocolate drinks called champurrado, traditional dancing, piñata making and other festivities.

Las Posadas, which means “The Lodgings,” is a Mexican tradition that has Aztec and Spanish roots. Las Posadas pays homage to the Christian story of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging on their way to Bethlehem.

The celebration is carried out over nine nights through Christmas Eve, representing the nine months of Mary’s pregnancy.

The cultural event on campus was organized by Cal State Fullerton’s Chicana and Chicano Resource Center and the CSUF Mesa Cooperativa. Continue reading .

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