Like so many holiday traditions, this nine-day re-enactment of Mary and Joseph's journey in search of lodging includes indigenous traditions, singing, parties and piñatas. Today is the first day of Las Posadas.
While on winter break, you can keep up with your Spanish by reading about different holiday traditions in the Spanish-speaking world in Spanish. Follow this link to read more about Las Posadas.
To find out about Las Posadas events in your local community, consult the Spanish-language newspaper (that's La conexión or ¿Qué pasa? in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area).
Once you learn all about Las Posadas, ask yourself: do I know this much about the traditions I participate in?