Host a Traditional Posada This Christmas

Posada Element #1: The Posada Song
This song, sung in Spanish in question-and-answer form, reenacts Mary and Joseph’s quest for shelter in Bethlehem. To sing the song properly, one group stands outside and sings to be let in, while a group inside answers no. The door is eventually opened amid smiles and festivities. It’s customary to hold candles or sparklers, known in Spanish as luces de bengala, while singing. The lyrics to the posada song are widely available on the Internet, or you can learn the tune by listening to a few videos.