Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people, dressed as Mary and Joseph, travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks before Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a nativity scene.
Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.
This year Hemblington Church is bringing Posada to Hemblington and Blofield Heath. The nativity figures will visit a number of locations in the villages including a day with each class at Hemblington School. On Christmas Eve it will arrive at Hemblington Church where it will stay for Christmas Day.