Las Posadas celebrations are very common in the Southwest United States and Mexico. People representing Mary and Joseph take part in a procession that goes from door to door guided by an angel seeking lodging. Songs are sung and at each door innkeepers turn them away until at the end, they are welcomed. Last night a large number or seminary students along with the staff of our Institute for Hispanic studies, put on a Las Posadas and our house was one of those who turned them away. While at our front door sungs were sung until the innkeeper told them to move on.
The innkeeper, played by Hispanic studies curriculum director, Mark Kempff, arrived at our house ahead of the procession and was happily greeted by Ferdie.
Here comes the processsion
They approach our door
You may notice Ferdie went and got his security bear.
And after being told to leave by the innkeeper, they turned and walked away.