One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in Spanish-speaking countries or regions) a hotel or inn.
- ‘Now, Nicaragua has smart jungle lodges, friendly posadas and ecofriendly local operators.’
- ‘The place where I'm staying, is newish, and a cut above the rest - a row of shanty-chic posadas in a tropical garden right opposite those incendiary falls.’
- ‘We hiked every day high up in the mountains, slept in posadas for US $10 a night, breakfast included.’
- ‘There is no lack of accommodation at posadas, with bedroom and shower.’
- ‘They stop at a posada, and Jake and Bill have a drink.’
- ‘The posada was lively and filled with the living.’
- 1.1 (in Mexico) a ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph's search for a lodging in Bethlehem, performed just before Christmas.‘the famous Oaxacan pre-Christmas posadas and processions’
- ‘A Christmastime tradition is the posada, a celebration held each night beginning on December 16.’
- ‘Christmas is celebrated with nightly posadas from December 16 to Christmas Eve, December 24.’
- ‘Preceding Christmas are the colorful posadas, nightly celebrations that begin December 16 and commemorate Mary and Joseph's search for an inn in Bethlehem before Jesus was born.’
- ‘The posadas are held on nine consecutive nights, ending on Christmas Eve.’
Spanish, from posar ‘to lodge’.
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