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Posadas

(pōsä`thäs), city (1991 pop. 211,297), capital of Misiones prov., NE Argentina, a port on the upper Paraná River. Its industries include woodworking and metallurgy. It is a point of departure for visits to Iguaçu Falls and to the nearby ruins of 17th-century Jesuit missions. The city was settled in 1849.

Posadas

 

a city in northeastern Argentina and capital of Misiones Province. Population, 104,100 (1970). Posadas is a port on the Paraná River and has a railroad station. Industries include food-processing, tobacco, woodworking, and logging. Posadas is the trade center for the surrounding agricultural region, which grows Paraguay tea, tobacco, and tung trees.

Posadas

December 16-24
This nine-day Christmas celebration in Mexico commemorates the journey Mary and Joseph (the parents of Jesus) took from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Reenacting the couple's search for shelter ( posada in Spanish) in which the infant Jesus might be born, a group of "pilgrims" will knock on someone's door and ask the owner to let them in. Although they may initially be refused, the master of the house finally invites them to enter, and the Posadas party begins. The children are blindfolded and given a chance to break the piñata (a clay or papier-mâchÉ animal that hangs from the ceiling and is filled with candy and toys) by swinging at it with a stick. The posadas are repeated for nine evenings, the last occurring on Christmas Eve.
The Misa de Gallo, or Mass of the Cock (so-called because it's held so early in the day), ends after midnight, and then there are fireworks and, in some towns, a special parade with floats and tableaux vivants representing biblical scenes.
In small Mexican villages, there is often a procession led by two children bearing images of Joseph and Mary riding a burro. The adult members of the group carry lighted tapers and sing the Litany of the Virgin as they approach each house. There is also a famous Posadas celebration on Olvera Street in Los Angeles.
CONTACTS:
Mexico Tourism Board
21 E. 63rd St., Fl. 3
New York, NY 10021
800-446-3942 or 212-821-0314; fax: 212-821-0367
www.visitmexico.com
Olvera Street
El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Park
845 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-680-2525
www.olvera-street.com
SOURCES:
BkFest-1937, p. 232
BkFestHolWrld-1970, pp. 137, 155
BkHolWrld-1986, Dec 16
EncyChristmas-2003, p. 624
FolkAmerHol-1999, p. 496
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 743
RelHolCal-2004, p. 85
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Nestled on six sprawling acres in the heart of Santa Fe, just steps from the historic downtown plaza and Canyon Road, La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa, is known as The Art Hotel of Santa Fe for its historic role in exhibiting the work of local artists long before any galleries were established.
Al buscar informacion en otros emprendimientos hoteleros el emprendedor de la Posada Cavalcante dice: Estuve alli con ese gerente y fue muy servicial, me mostro la estructura de la posada .
Cuando el Rufian Dichoso cruza el patio de la Posada del Sevillano para dirigirse a la casa del anciano, Altolaguirre vuelve a realizar otro juego intertextual con otra obra cervantina, La Gitanilla.
El cuarto, con su referencia a jaula, remite al lugar de proteccion y refugio mas que al de encierro y, por otra parte, sugiere una cierta conexion con el entorno, especialmente con el rio, elemento central de La Plata y de la posada.
Asi traducida esta palabra, la frase del Evangelio dice que no habia para ellos lugar en la posada.
La Posada is located 35 miles south of Tucson, which has a large Hispanic community, says Marketing Director Tim Carmichael.
A lot of times they get here and they still have injuries, or they're sick from making the trip across the border," said Guadalupe Rebolledo, an intake specialist for La Posada.
Tambien es muy interesante el ejemplo de la produccion Viaje a traves de lo imposible (Voyage a travers L'imposible, 1904) donde se muestra en primer lugar desde un exterior como un vehiculo choca contra la fachada de una posada y entra en su interior, y a continuacion se muestra desde el interior de la posada la irrupcion, nuevamente, del vehiculo dentro de la posada.
TRANSITIONING Palm Springs guesthouse La Posada East is changing its name to Helios (after the Greek god of the sun).
The 12th annual La Posada Sin Fronteras, cosponsored by the Ecumenical Council of San Diego County and several other faith-based organizations on both sides of the border fence, drew a crowd of more than 200 participants from Tijuana and Southern California.
Gregorio, el dueno de la Posada del Carmen, nos habla, nos integra directamente.
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