Las Posadas tradition carries on this evening - Tucson News Now

Las Posadas tradition carries on this evening

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tonight the annual Las Posadas in the Barrio will bring Christmas cheer to many local families. 

Students from the school will be dressed as peasants and angels as they fill these neighborhood streets to tell a Christmas story.

This evening marks the 76th annual Las Posadas in the Barrio, where students will reenact the biblical account of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem before Jesus' birth.

Las Posadas means shelter and it's a Tucson tradition to showcase the holiday season and to honor the Mexican-American culture of the barrio. 

After the kids play out their Christmas story, everyone is invited to come back to the school to enjoy some food and holiday music. 

This year they will have mariachi bands and folklorico dancers.

The public is invited to attend.  It all starts at 5 p.m. here at Carrillo Elementary School near Main Avenue and Cushing Street.

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