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Mariachi Las Lindas Mexicanas perform at the Latino Student Forum’s annual Las Posadas celebration in the Campus Center Ballroom Friday. Las Posadas is celebrated in Mexico by recreating the journey of Mary and Joseph before Jesus’ birth. The event also provided food and a visit from Santa Claus, along with gifts donated to Latino Student Forum./ photo by Claudia Ceja

Mariachi Las Lindas Mexicanas perform at the Latino Student Forum’s annual Las Posadas celebration in the Campus Center Ballroom Friday. Las Posadas is celebrated in Mexico by recreating the journey of Mary and Joseph before Jesus’ birth. The event also provided food and a visit from Santa Claus, along with gifts donated to Latino Student Forum. / photo by Claudia Ceja

Vanessa Martinez
Staff Writer

Faculty, students and families enjoyed the 21st Annual Las Posadas celebration, hosted by the Latino Student Forum last Friday in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Las Posadas, a traditional Mexican celebration from Dec. 16 to Dec. 24, marks the birth of Jesus with a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to spend the night.

In addition to the re-enactment this year, the event featured a performance by Mariachi Las Lindas Mexicanas, an all-woman mariachi band; a buffet including chicken and steak fajitas, enchiladas, and more; and a visit by Santa Claus.

“This is our second year coming to (this),” said Lupe Aguilera, whose daughter, Kassandra Aguilera, is a senior business administration major and the president of the Latino Student Forum.

Lupe Aguilera, originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, said she remembers attending similar events when she was a child.

She said small neighborhoods came together to celebrate with candy-filled piñatas and other activities.

Vanessa Martinez can be reached at vanessa.martinez4@laverne.edu.

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