Christmas Ponche

Last night I arrived at the end of a posada at one of the local Spanish schools, just in time to have a cup of hot Ponche Navideño (pon-chay). I could smell the ponche from the gate as I entered; a wonderful sweet and spicy stewed fruit smell. I have finally started to acclimatize here. … Continue reading Christmas Ponche

Fiesta: Las Posadas

The Mexican Christmas tradition of las posadas re-enacts the bible story of Mary and Joseph searching for lodging for the night in Bethlehem. From December 16th in neighbourhoods across Oaxaca and Mexico, a nightly procession is held re-enacting this search on each of the 9 days leading up to Christmas Eve. Last night was the … Continue reading Fiesta: Las Posadas