Celebrate Las Posadas Dec. 21 at Aurora East High School

Submitted by East Aurora Unit District 131
Posted11/20/2019 10:20 PM

East Aurora families are invited to attend Las Posadas, a district-wide celebration of community, on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Ponquinette Field House at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Please use door 15 to enter.


Las Posadas is a District 131 tradition and regularly draws hundreds of visitors of all ages.

Las Posadas means "The Inns" in Spanish and is connected with traditional stories about visiting homes for celebration. Although Las Posadas is sometimes linked to Hispanic religious ceremonies, the East Aurora event is simply a chance to unite and celebrate the joy of being part of a supportive community.

Admission is free, and families are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry at East High.

This year's celebration will feature an opening ceremony by Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at 3 p.m., a performance by Mariachi Michoacana, Simply Destinee dance team, and dancing by Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl.

During the event, students from District 131 schools are scheduled to give musical and vocal performances.

Parent liaisons from schools, as well as several high school clubs, will host tables where they will sell items and traditional foods. Funds raised will go back to the support schools and high school clubs.

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