in Spanish-speaking countries, an inn
Origin of posadaSpanish ; from feminine of posado, past participle of posar, to lodge ; from Classical Latin pausare, to stop ; from pausa, a pause
a Mexican Christmas festival marked by candlelight processions from Dec. 16 through Christmas Eve
Origin of posadaso named because the procession goes from house to house, reenacting Mary and Joseph's search for lodging in Bethlehem
A Christmas festival originating in Latin America that dramatizes the search of Joseph and Mary for lodging.
Origin of posadaAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, lodging, from posar, to lodge, rest, from Late Latin pausare, to rest, from Latin pausa, pause; see pause.
- A traditional Mexican Christmas procession