Posada Christmas Pilgrimage Reunites Family, Friends at U.S-Mexico Border
The Posada is a Mexican and Guatemalan Christmas tradition steeped in faith, community and celebration. It typically involves a procession that re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, followed by a big street party. But every December at the southern tip of San Diego County along the U.S.-Mexico border, and under the watchful eye of border agents, the Posada takes on a different form. People from across California, Mexico and a few other parts of the globe make a Posada pilgrimage to an area along the reinforced border fence.