Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas in La Manga | San Carlos | Mexico

The small community of La Manga is just outside of San Carlos, and they have a posada celebration a few days before Christmas.  This celebration is a re-enactment of Joseph and Mary trying to find shelter at an inn.  Posada is now also used as the word for a small inn, motel or cottages for rent.  The residents of San Carlos are invited for this celebration.  On the table below, you can see crafts that were made by the children, using locally found objects such as shells, sea fans, unique rocks and other items.

All the village children were involved in this posada, from small ones up to teenagers.


These little ones did a dance to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer" - in Spanish.

Here's another group dancing to more music.

There was a lunch prepared by the local women, and shortly after that, Santa arrived!  And there were presents for all the children.

Santa had a different type of sleigh for the desert! 
This is the sunset we had the evening before this event.  Merry Christmas to all!

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