|The Latino Community in Rock Island High is celebrating a Posada—a traditional Mexican celebration during the holiday season|
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|Written by M. McNeil|
|Monday, 19 December 2011 16:12|
(Rock Island, IL) All Rock Island High Latino students and their families are invited to a special celebration today, December 15th, at the high school at 5:00 pm. According to organizer, Carlos H. Jiménez, Posadas have been celebrated for more than 473 years in Mexico, dating back to 1538. The Posadas (Spanish for “lodging”) begin on December 16th, and end on December 24th. It marks nine days until Christmas and it represents the nine stops Joseph and Mary made looking for shelter. Jiménez says the café will come alive with traditional folkloric dancing (Danza de los Viejitos), food, cake, a piñata and a DJ.
The event is being held in the Rock Island High School cafeteria (1400 25th Avenue). The media is invited to attend the event and interview teachers, students and the organizer.
WHO: Light On For Learning Latinos and their families
WHAT: A Posada= traditional Latino celebration
WHEN: December 15, at 5:00 pm
WHERE: Rock Island High School—1400 25th Avenue Rock Island
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