Las Posadas is one of Mexico`s most colorful celebration .
It is held every year from December 16 to December 24
of 7 pm.
Las Posadas depicts the journey of Joseph and Mary
into Bethlehem when they were seeking shelter before
the birth of the Christ Child ,
The candlelight procession represents the star in
heaven which was guiding the three wise men on their
A different place is visited each night . With sing-
ing and music , the people of the Street re-enact the
Holy travelers pilgrimage from place to place until
December 24 , when the birth of the Christ Child is also
After the religious ceremony we have a " Piñata . "
A piñata is a decorated clay " olla " filled with toys and
candy . A child is blindfolded , turned around a few
times , gives a wooden stick , and three chances to try
and break the piñata. When the piñata is broken, the
children scramble for the candy.