The holiday season here is ramping up, with Christmas decorations & displays popping up all over town, even though we’re still getting high temperatures into the 70’s and 80’s during the day. Right now, we’re getting the best of both worlds. Beautiful weather and lots of fresh produce in the markets, and all the beautiful holiday traditions and decorations for Christmas too.
The Posadas begin tomorrow. Marking the 9 days leading to Christmas, they are a tradition of daily masses and fiestas to commemorate Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging before they found the manger. It’s a very festive time, and the streets will be filled with parades of people singing & dancing in candlelit processions as they make their way through the streets to their fiestas, finally asking to be let inside so the party can begin.