Wonder #2843: What Is Las Posadas?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is mainly about?

  1. Christmas celebrations in Latin America
  2. Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem
  3. traditional festivals of Mexico
  4. the origins and description of the traditional festival of Las Posadas

Question 2 of 3

According to this Wonder, how did the festival of Las Posadas originate?

  1. when a friar near Mexico City held special Catholic masses each night for nine days before Christmas
  2. when a procession of children began marching through their town singing Christmas carols and asking for lodging
  3. when a drink called ponche was offered to visitors one Christmas Eve
  4. when a Catholic monk needed to create an alternative to the 12 days of Christmas

Question 3 of 3

What does Posadas translate to in English?

  1. “snacks” or “refreshments”
  2. “songs” or “carols”
  3. “inns” or “lodging”
  4. “fruit drink” or “punch”

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