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
[also] 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 pausāre to rest from Latin pausa pause ; see pause .
- A traditional Mexican Christmas procession