61st Annual Las Posadas in Old Town Recap

December 13, 2011

Hundreds attended the Las Posadas procession in Old Town San Diego Historic State Park on Sunday, Dec. 11. The annual Las Posadas event is a candlelit procession that re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for a birthplace for the Christ child. This year was the 61st annual procession in Old Town but the tradition has been happening since 1546 in Mexico and is practiced around the world.

Everyone was invited to join the candlelit procession as the players went from inn to inn, asking for symbolic lodging. The procession was led by professional actors in period costume. Pictured from left to right, Aminah al-Jaber as Innkeeper, Ramona al-Jaber as Innkeeper, Victor Contreras as Joseph, Reyna Morales as Mary, April Fisher as Angel, Eric George as Wise Man, Federico Moramarco as Wise Man, David Cohen as Wise Man, Austyn Myers as Shepherd Son, Steve Jensen as Father Shepherd and Willie, the acting donkey.

 

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