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In a pre-Christmas tradition which began in 1957, the Jimenez family of Castroville put on their annual "posada," with friends, family and guests celebrating the holiday season together. Posada” means “inn” in Spanish, and for this occasion, children dressed as Biblical figures reenacted Mary and Joseph's search for shelter during their Biblical journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Moving from house to house, the “peregrinos,” or pilgrims, trade touching verses in song with the “hosteleros,” the innkeepers, inside, until at last, shelter is found.
- Jay Dunn /The Salinas Californian. Reproduction or transmission of this copyrighted image is prohibited without written consent.
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